This site is being phased out. I’m migrating the best material over to my food blog, Bao & Butter, and posting new cafe articles over there.

Despite our name, we’re not all about milky espresso drinks.

We love the cafe experience, which while it usually involves good coffee or tea, also requires good design and decor, attention to detail, friendly service, tasty treats, and possibly wifi. We’ve explored nearly every single coffee shop in New York City and many beyond as well and are looking forward to distilling our experience so others can enjoy the growing cafe and coffee scene as much as we do.

We might also go a little out of our bailiwick and write about, on one hand, restaurants or other venues that have great coffee but don’t offer a cafe experience, and on the other hand, favorite bakeries, chocolatiers, and ice cream shops that don’t sell coffee.


We reserve the right not to include any particular cafe in our guide.