FOOD + WINE: Caffeinating Below Canal (Part 1 - Tribeca) 6.5.17
Today we explore a topic very near & dear to our hearts: COFFEE. Iced, hot, decaf, cold-brewed...we’re down for it all. What’s great about living below Canal Street is you never have to venture too far out to get your fix, either. Whether you’re by the Seaport or Pier 25, here’s the LBC rundown of our go-to coffee spots.
In PART 1 of a 2-part series, we cover where to caffeinate in Tribeca...
Fika (450 Washington St, New York, NY 10013)
One of the few places in the most north and western part of Tribeca. Fika has many other locations around the city and not only specializes in coffee, but has a chocolate workshop you can see from the street and inside the shop crafting incredible chocolate masterpieces and also producing some incredible truffles. Fika also serves breakfast, lunch and as assortment of wine.
Laughing Man (184 Duane St, New York, NY 10013)
Founded in part by Hugh Jackman Laughing Man is a tiny shop that is a cult favorite in Tribeca. In the warmer weather there is outdoor seating across the sidewalk always packed with people chatting over a cup of their delicious free trade coffee.
La Colombe Torrefaction (319 Church St, New York, NY 10013)
With other locations throughout the city LC is famous for it’s very intense, some might say turbo-charged, coffee.
Jack’s Stir Brew (in the Roxy Hotel) 2 Ave Of The Americas, New York, NY 10013
Inside the Roxy Hotel this outpost of Jack’s (also in other NYC locations & The Hamptons) is well appointed with some of their delicious baked goods and a counter to sit at and watch people walk by on 6th avenue.
Kaffe 1668 (401 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013)
One of two in Tribeca, Kaffe serves food fresh juice and more. It’s a very large, long space great for sitting and enjoying your coffee. It’s very dark giving it a unique atmosphere.
Kaffe 1668 South ( 275 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007)
More bright and a little smaller than it’s northern counterpart, Kaffe South has a similar offering to it’s northern location.
Gotan (130 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013)
A nice big and bright space offering coffee and a variety of food during breakfast and lunch, Gotan is a nice neighborhood option.
Baked (279 Church St, New York, NY 10013)
As the name suggests Baked offers not only great coffee, but incredible baked goods from cookies to cakes and in between Baked also offers delicious breakfast fare like avocado toast and lunch items like a pretzel ham & cheese. Don’t come here on a diet.
The Smile (inside Shinola Store - 177 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013)
Tucked inside the Shinola Store, The Smile is a tiny spot for coffee that packs a big punch. Delicious coffee with a little sitting room inside and out in nicer weather.
Blue Spoon Coffee (76 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007)
Serving Intelligentsia brand coffee as well as made-to-order sandwiches, paninis, bagels, pastries and soup the location might be a little busy but there’s free wifi and a cute interior.
Galerie de Cafe (49 Warren St, New York, NY 10007)
“European Style coffee shop” they serve organic direct trade coffee as well as breads and pastries from Amy’s Bread & Balthazar. They also display art created by local kids which is a cute touch.
Aroma (100 Church St, New York, NY 10007)
A cavernous, bright space offering an equally large variety of coffees and foods including made-to-order salads and sandwiches as well as bread and pastries.
Grandaisy Bakery (250 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013)
Well known for it’s bread and baked goods Grandaisy also serves coffee out of it’s small location. They specialize in Italian-style breads, thin-crust pizzas, sweets & sandwiches.
The Wooly Daily (11 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007)
Inside the Woolworth Building this small, kitschy spot offers coffee (La Colombe) and pastries from Ovenly.
What's your favorite spot to caffeinate? Let us know in the comments!