New Yorkers need to stay in their groove in order to make it through the long day. Most of us have our methods of keeping off the path to dreamland and many choose coffee. On almost every street corner you have the choice of a bodega coffee or a Starbucks. When you get lucky, you find a hidden gem. Here is a list of our local favorites, so hopefully you can stop looking for yours!
141 Waverly Place New York, NY (212) 924-6750
Not only does Joe's coffee taste spectacular, they also offer classes to teach basic espresso and milk steaming theory, as well as latte art. On Fridays, enjoy learning how to taste and evaluate coffee at their location on 13th Street for $5 to attend. Space is limited and it starts at 6pm.
Who knew that it was Cappuccino Day?! Well luckily for you, Andaz 5th Avenue is quick on the uptake and is celebrating this fabulous holiday. Grab a bargain while you shop at the store and treat yourself to a $2 cappuccino. Their cappuccinos are brewed with espresso beans from local roaster Cafe Grumpy. Grab your brew on the go if you are a shopaholic or take your time and relax at the communal table in the retail section. Pair it with some snacks made by Pastry Chef Charmaine McFarlane or grab a sandwich from local purveyors such as the Mast Brothers and Katz's Delicatessen.