Do you ever find when you’re traveling that you crave a good cup of coffee? If you love to satisfy your caffeine craving, the following six Queens’ coffeehouses are a great place to start.
Image via Flickr by subherwal
If you’re staying at one of the many hotel choices in Queens and want to pick up a quick drink on your way into the city, Sweetleaf is likely only a short walk from you. Its menu includes signature drinks such as Rocket Fuel (a cold-brew coffee with chicory, maple syrup, and milk), Voodoo Child (another cold brew, but crafted in a Vietnamese style), and Strawberry Iced Tea.
Image via Flickr by wuestenigel
Setting itself apart from others, Bean Square is an organic coffee shop. Brick walls, couches, and coffee tables create a casual atmosphere, making it a great place to not only grab coffee, but also to sit and stay a while. Jamaican Blue Mountain is among the types of coffee Bean Square brews or, for a sweeter taste, try the honey latte.
Image via Flickr by Arteconluz
As another organic coffee shop, Ateaz boasts a slogan of “New York’s favorite organic coffee and tea.” While the Vanilla Earl Grey blend is a best seller, Ateaz has many other blends to choose from including Ethiopian Yirgacheffee, Costa Rican Naranjo, and a Columbian Sierra Nevada dark roast.
If you want to venture some distance away from Queens, this retro coffee shop is a good place to start. The shop’s cute outdoor patio area, tucked away behind the shop with high wooden walls and benches, is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee at any time of the day. Pair a cup of the exclusive espresso blend with one of its reputable doughnuts, or give its macchiato a try
Kinship Coffee Cooperative
If you’re flying in or out of LaGuardia Airport, make sure to take a quick stop here. Customers seem to love the cold brew at Kinship, calling it “one of the best in the city.” While the portion size is small, the almond milk lattes and soy cappuccinos are delicious. Kinship’s drinks lean more toward being pricey, but Kinship offers punch cards that reward you with a free coffee after a certain number of purchases.
The Panorama of My Silence-Heart
Get a delicious latte topped off with cute latte art with the added bonus that it comes at an affordable price that doesn’t compromise quality. Opt for one of the many specialty drinks, ranging from red velvet lattes to flat white matchas. If you’re in the mood for something to go well with your caffeine fix, this place is known for its vegetarian and vegan menu.
You could dedicate an entire trip to visiting coffeehouses in New York and still not hit them all. Although they are vast in number, each coffee shop does something a little different than the last to stand out against the competition — whether it be creating a quiet, cozy atmosphere or simply making one amazing, delicious cup of coffee.