New Year’s Day, of all major holidays, is the one most likely to engender a desire for coffee, given the nature of most people’s previous night celebrations, some of which perhaps extend right up until the time they decide to head out for said coffee.
One of our favorite new shops of 2013, open only for nine weeks, is Parlor Coffee. They’ll be open from 10am-3pm, serving their self-roasted Colombia Pedregal – espresso drinks only.
The end-of-year lists are going to be pouring out soon (take that as a pun if you like), so we decided to get a head start on ours.
By our count, around 40 independent coffee shops and cafes opened in 2012 in New York City, with just over half in Manhattan, a couple in Queens, and the remainder in Brooklyn. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of coffee shop openings; there are probably a bunch we missed, but these are the ones we made it to.
This article covers international and national businesses that opened new locations in New York City, local chains that opened new branches around the city, and new shops in areas that previously had little or no cafe culture. A companion article, to be published soon, will cover one-off shops, nearly all of which are Brooklyn-based, with a few in Manhattan.
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