If you’re like us, most mornings you need coffee, and you need it now. Chances are you have a go-to coffee spot already, one that knows your order even before you do and delivers with accuracy and care most of the time.
Even so, a little change can good for the soul, especially with so many great choices in New York’s Financial District (or FiDi for short). Here 8 spots to try on your next coffee break.
Chopping Block is the place to go on those days when you really need a pastry with your coffee. Their pastries are from Balthazar (so you know you’ll love them), and their coffee is roasted by Coffee Labs Roasters Tarrytown.
Blue Stone Lane
Australian Blue Stone Lane brings one of the world’s strongest coffees to our favorite city. They also serve up what is arguably the highest quality espresso and brewed drinks in all of FiDi. As a bonus, you’ll love sitting in their repurposed art deco shop, which can be a nice change of scenery from the modern high rises surrounding the area.
Fika is a Scandinavian outpost that offers everything you love: locally roasted coffee, Synesso espresso machines, and a super modern and sleek look that you wouldn’t expect. Bonus? It’s also a chocolatier.
For your afternoon coffee, go to Blue Spoon. They serve huge salads, bagels, and other lunch foods, as well as Intelligentsia coffee, a pour over brew bar, and an espresso machine!
R&R is for when you want to get out of your office and work in a coffee shop for awhile. They have a ton of outlets and a wide range of coffee roasts so you can stay plugged in and charged (see what we did there?).
Robusta Espresso Bar
Forget it’s namesake espresso and trust us when we say you’ll want to go with the nutella latte when you visit Robusta Espresso Bar. Enough said.