Best Coffee Shops to Work in New York City

Best Coffee Shops to Work in New York City: My Top 10 Favorites

No one can deny that New York City is a busy and hectic city. This can be tough to manage when you’re trying to get work done, but thankfully there are a few coffee shops in New York that are great for working. This article on the best coffee shops to work in NYC is a review of some of my favorites and if you want to get work done while enjoying coffee you can try any of them.

10 Best Coffee Shops to Work in New York City

  1. Coffee Project New York | Fort Greene
  2. Devoción
  3. Abraço
  4. Gotan
  5. Stumptown Coffee Roasters
  6. Joe Coffee Company 
  7. Kaffe Landskap NYC (South)
  8. Ground Central Coffee Company 
  9. The Roost 
  10. Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen NoMad

Coffee Project New York | Fort Greene

Coffee Project New York is one of my favorite coffee shops because of the atmosphere. The coffee shop has a large space with comfortable tables and chairs where you can hang out or get some work done. Their coffee menu contains a variety of delicious coffee blends and gluten free options. I highly recommend the gluten free lemon bread.

Location: 78 Rockwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm
Phone: 585-888-3153
Website: Coffee Project NY
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Devoción

One of the many things that makes coffee the most popular beverage is that it comes in different blends. Devoción coffee is sourced from Colombia. It is 100% Colombian specialty coffee and the taste is delightful. It is another of my favorite coffee shops to work in NYC as they have spacious outdoors and cozy couches.

Location: 69 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm; Saturday from 9am to 3pm; Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Website: Devoción Coffee
Social Media: Facebook and Instagram 

Abraço

Abraço is not spacious but they allow guests to come in and work. If you are lucky to go there before the place gets jammed, you can get a comfortable spot and spend some time working on your PC. The cafe is popular for its baked goods which are scrumptious options to go with their fine tasting coffee.

Location: 81 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Working Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm
Website: Abraco
Social Media: Facebook and Instagram 

Gotan 

Gotan could pass as a coworking space that sells coffee. The cafe has been a choice destination for locals who want to work and you’d typically find people going into the cafe with their PCs and books. At Gotan cafe, the chairs and tables make working comfortable and if you need a healthy breakfast, this is the place to go.

Location: 130 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
Working Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm
Phone: 212-431-5200
Website: Gotan 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is another of my favorite coffee shops. The only downside to this coffee shop is that it can be difficult to find free space during the day. Suppose you want to chill and relax, the coffee shop also gives you the ambience to do so. Their coffee is delicious and they’ve got a decent variety of pastries.

Location:  30 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7pm
Phone: (347) 414-7802
Website: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Joe Coffee Company 

Joe Coffee Company is a typical modern coffee shop. Their products, packaging, and atmosphere is simply inviting and if you want to get some work done in the coffee shop, you’re welcome. The low wooden tables and chairs, arrayed finely, makes the coffee shop a great place to work.

Location: 141 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
Working Hours: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm; Sunday from 8am to 5pm
Phone: (212) 924-6750
Website: Joe Coffee Company
Social Media: Instagram 

Kaffe Landskap NYC (South)

This coffee shop had the intent of nomads and workaholic folks when it was designing its interior and outdoor seating. They serve fine coffee but I couldn’t help but fall in love with the seats and tables in Kaffe Landskap. The wooden chairs and tables are custom-made to look like what you’d get in a normal coworking space. Kaffe Landskap is brightly lit and their menu selection is a good one, although not completely great.

Location: 275 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007

Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6pm; Saturday from 7am to 5pm; Sunday from 7am to 6pm

Phone: (212) 693-3750

Website: kaffelandskap 

Social Media: Instagram 

Ground Central Coffee Company

Here, you will enjoy large spacing for your work. Sadly, the WiFi here is not solid here and that could be because of the number of people connected at the time I visited. The chairs and couches are comfortable and there’s a quiet small room that’s open to guests. If you need to eat, Ground Central has a good selection of pastries and croissants to choose.

Location: 155 East 52nd Street, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm
Phone: (646) 609-3982
Website: Ground Central Coffee
Social Media: Facebook and Instagram 

The Roost

The Roost is another one of my favorite coffee shops to work in New York. What makes this coffee shop standout is because it is dog friendly. Yes. You can take your dog with you, enjoy coffee, and the variety of delicious pastries while you work. The Roost opens till late in the night and this for me is what I want from a coffee shop that allows me to work.

Location: 222 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Working Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 6pm; Wednesday and Sunday from 8am to 12am; Thursday from 8am to 1am; Friday and Saturday from 8am to 2am
Website: The Roost
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen NoMad

Blank Slate Coffee is a hidden gem of a coffee shop to work in NYC. They have the best breakfast and lunch options among coffee shops in this review and their working provisions are optimal. Their outdoor seating arrangement is downright cute and if you need to get work done over coffee and some light bites, then Blank Slate Coffee would be worth visiting.

Location: 121 Madison Ave #5, New York, NY 10016
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm
Phone: (212) 683-7800
Website: Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

FAQs

Are there coffee shops that stay open late in New York?

Yes. Jaho Coffee Roasters and The Roost coffee shops stay open late in the night. Jaho Coffee Roasters close by 11pm while The Roost closes by 12am on Wednesday and Sunday, 1am on Thursday, and 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Is Joe Coffee Organic?

Yes, Joe Coffee is organic. The company assures customers that the coffee beans they buy are certified fair trade, organic or shade grown coffee beans. 

Is Stumptown Coffee owned by Starbucks?

No. Stumptown Coffee is not owned by Starbucks. The coffee company is owned by Peet’s Coffee. 

Conclusion 

I understand what it means to be a nomad and have to do work on the go. If one of your pastimes is coffee then getting a coffee shop to work in can make all the difference in your work. I found the shops reviewed in this piece as some of the best coffee shops to work in New York. Do you have other recommendations? Share them with me in the comment section below.