Warm Up at the Seven Best Manhattan Coffee Shops

From the memorable coffee shops depicted on NYC-based shows like “Friends” and “Seinfeld” to the iconic Greek-inspired coffee cups reading “We are happy to serve you,” the history of New York is virtually inseparable from the history of coffee.

These days, coffee culture continues to thrive, as evidenced in the numerous coffee shops throughout Manhattan. Check out our guide to some of the best.

Partners Coffee Vanderbilt

The Urbanspace Vanderbilt location of Partners Coffee (formerly Toby’s Estate) brings you single-origin pour-overs, espresso from a La Marzocco Classic 3AV machine, alternative milks, and fresh pastries from local bakeries — just steps from the famed Grand Central Terminal, along with Sutton Court.

Little Collins

Named for a busy street in Melbourne, Little Collins offers blends of coffee grown in locales like Nicaragua, Honduras, Ethiopia, and Burundi — along with Australian culinary staples like “smashed avo” and vegemite toast.

La Colombe

La Colombe’s mid-century-infused Bryant Park location, also just steps from Sutton Court, boasts options such as coffee prepared in the Italian style, lattes incorporating perfectly steamed milk, and a variety of teas — all served in beautiful custom Raffaelesco cups.


DTUT is short for “Downtown Uptown,” which captures the bohemian, rec-room vibe of this Upper East Side locale. Along with serving as a café by day, offering Irving Farm coffee and pastries, it transforms after dark into one of Upper Manhattan’s best destinations for craft beer.

Hutch & Waldo Cafe

Another U.E.S. favorite with Aussie roots, Hutch & Waldo has you covered in the espresso, macchiato, flat-white, cappuccino, or cortado department, along with preparing turmeric and matcha lattes, smoothies, cocktails, and delicious brunch bowls.

Birch Coffee

The Upper East Side Birch Coffee location promises internationally inspired options like flat whites and a Kyoto-inspired coffee drink, along with a quiet atmosphere and a selection of books and games to help you unplug.


SoHo’s Maman brings French vibes to Soho’s Centre Street, and is well worth the trek from Sutton Court. This is a perfect spot for your drip coffee, espresso, latte, or machiatto — not to mention the seasonal lavender hot chocolate. Delicious salads, tartines, and croissants are a few other signature delicacies.

Plan Your Coffee Tour

If you’re ready to explore these cozy Manhattan coffee shops for yourself, check out the exclusive offers at Sutton Court Hotel Residences and start planning your stay.

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