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2011’s 5 Best NYC Coffee Shops

December 29, 2011 6:00 AM

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Gimme! Coffee barista Sheena Heise

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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.

Manhattan: MUDTruck

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307 E. 9th Street
(212) 228-9074
themudtruck.com

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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

Gimme! Coffee barista Sheena Heise

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495 Lorimer St.
Williamsburg
(718) 388-7771
gimmecoffee.com
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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

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2038 Eastchester Road
Bronx
(347) 810-7400
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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

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3135 Victory Blvd
Staten Island
(718) 761-3172

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.

Queens: Sweetleaf

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10-93 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
(917) 832-6726
sweetleaflic.com

We recommend the Stumptown blend at this independent shop, which offers $2 cups of coffee and $2.50 espresso drinks.

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