Recently I’ve become quite obsessed with exploring the best coffee shops in New York. You hear a couple whispers about a place, then you a see an Instagram or two, and then you know it’s a must-visit. Here are three of my current favorites: Third Rail is great if you want to get a muffin and then go sit in Washington Square Park. El Rey has lunch fare as well (and beers). Café Grumpy is great if you’re wandering walk through the Lower East Side and need a little energy. All of them have baristas that take their espresso very seriously and serve perfect cups of coffee. I like a cortado or an almond milk latte, with a little sugar.
1. Third Rail Coffee in Soho. 240 Sullivan Street
2. El Rey in the East Village. 100 Stanton Street
3. Café Grumpy in the Lower East Side. 13 Essex Street.