Although working for yourself is very much the dream, sometimes I find myself missing the socialization you would experience in a typical office job. Luckily, I not only have the ability to work independently, but I also live in New York City, a place there is an abundance of cute cafes in which you can work from. When I am feeling a little stir crazy from being holed up in my home office for too long, I love to grab my laptop bag and head out to a local cafe for a change in scenery. Today, I am sharing the best coffee shops to work in NYC – which are perfect if you don’t live in the city.
417 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
A cafe that never fails to serve as the perfect temp office is Bluestone Lane. I can always rely on them to serve delicious, artisanal coffee. Plus, they have a variety of food available whenever you need a bit of a snack. I absolutely coming here when I need to escape the confines of my own home for the day.
135 E. 50th St, New York, NY 10002
If you are keen on finding a calm, serene atmosphere in which you can stay as productive as possible, check out Irving Farm at one of their locations. They offer sustainably and responsibly sourced coffee in a warm, gorgeously decorate cafe space.
116 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
With a mix & match selection of furniture throughout the cafe, Spreadhouse is where you want to go for a relaxed atmosphere.
222 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Described as a friendly East Village neighborhood cafe, The Roost offers a really warm, inviting environment where you could happily spend a few hours. I am a big sucker for their rustic decor and leather couches. They also have 16 beers on tap if that tickles your fancy more.
130 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
If you have a passion for coffee, definitely try out Gotan when you’re looking for a new temporary office space. They are known for paying “tribute to the infinite and evolving coffee culture” and you can see that through their genuine love for the caffeinated drink. Plus, they have a gorgeous space with ample amounts of areas to work.
Brooklyn Kolache Co.
520 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
A Kolache is a puff pastry traditionally containing either cheese or fruit – and they are incredibly delicious. You can grab yourself a pastry and a coffee while working at Brooklyn Kolache Co. When it’s warm out, you can even grab a seat outside in their backyard space.
121 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Not only does Blank Slate offer the necessary coffee drinks to sustain you throughout your work day, but Blank Slate also offers a robust menu of food. They serve breakfast options until 11:30am and a plethora of other sandwiches and small plates for any other part of the day.
323 Metropolitan Ave, New York, NY 11211
Located in Williamsburg, the Sweatshop Coffee Cafe is an Aussie espresso bar with a clean, minimal interior. They specialize in flat whites and small breakfast sandwiches – which are the perfect combination by the way. At Sweatshop, it was easy to fall into the rhythm with the other New Yorkers also there to work the day away.
394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
If you’re looking to get some work done that doesn’t require a ton of sitting time, then Happy Bones is the perfect spot, especially for quick meetings. I love their glass store front which just floods the entire space with bright light. Plus, they always deliver a delicious cup of espresso.
Did I miss any of your favorite NYC cafes? Drop them in the comments!nyc cafes