New York City can be a dream for coffee lovers. But which Big Apple locale boasts the best brews? Here are our picks for 2011′s Best Coffee Shops.
307 E. 9th Street
The city’s first gourmet coffee truck sits at a more permanent fixture in the East Village. The cafe features blends that are Rainforest Alliance Certified and prices that range from $1.50 to $3.50 for a latte.
Brooklyn: Gimme! Coffee
This young storefront was born of a chain out of Ithaca back in 2003. It features many triple ristretto espresso shots and daily blends from beans roasted at Gimme’s upstate facility for maximum freshness.
The Bronx: Beans and Berries
2038 Eastchester Road
The Bronx isn’t home to many local coffee shops, but the inexpensive bean blends at Beans & Berries give great incentive to skip the stop at Starbucks.
Staten Island: Java Den
3135 Victory Blvd
This mom and pop shop will be a haven not just for java lovers, but for book worms, as well. The store features a book swap. You can get lost in a good book while indulging in the favorite local drink – the hot white mocha.
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
We recommend the Stumptown blend at this independent shop, which offers $2 cups of coffee and $2.50 espresso drinks.
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