The Cutest Cafes in NYC

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously so it’s no surprise there are plenty of spots to get your caffeine fix ! With so many options, you may as well go to the cutest spots then right? As I explore more of the city I will be adding to this list but here are the cutest cafes in NYC I’ve come across so far!

1. Remi Flower & Coffee

Location: 906 2nd Ave, New York, NY, 10017
Hours : Weekdays 7AM – 7PM, Weekends 8AM – 6PM

What could be cheerier than combining your morning cup of Joe with the smell of fresh cut flowers? Perfect latte art is always a sure thing here with one of their floral inspired drinks. Coffee really does not get more instagrammable than this! I’ve been twice so far and I know I’ll be heading back.

cutest cafes in NYC

2. Cha Cha Matcha

Location: Multiple
Hours : Weekdays 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM, Weekends 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM

With matcha having become such a popular caffeine alternative to coffee, by now you must have heard the phrase “I love you so matcha.” Cha Cha Matcha has locations throughout New York and even in L.A. with their signature tropical, pink and green interior. What a way to get momentarily into the tropical mind while you drink a matcha latte.

3. Blank Slate Tea + Blank Slate

Location:  Nomad + Midtown
Hours : Blanks Slate Tea: Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9pm, Friday- Sunday 7:30am – 7pm, Blank Slate: Monday – Thursday
7am – 9pm, Friday 7am – 7pm,  Saturday – Sunday 8am – 7pm

Two of the cutest cafes in NYC, each with it’s own purpose. One coffee focused and one tea focused. Blank Slate Tea is the matcha version of  Blank Slate where they are more about the coffee. At Blank Slate they serve Devoción, the only exclusive farm-to-table coffee roaster in the world. In partnership with Blank Slate, Devoción  developed a unique custom blend of beans to compliment the menu! Coffee pairing is obviously the new wine pairing.

Both spots are adorable, but I love the plush pink seats and whimsical design on the walls at Blank Slate Tea. Both of the locations serve yummy lunch food, Blank Slate is slightly bigger if you’re worried about space.

girl sitting in cafe

Matcha latte + hummus toast, Blank Slate Tea

4. Maman

Location:  Multiple
Hours : Varies by location

Maman means ‘mother’ in French and is the outcome of the founders recreating their childhood memories in the kitchen. It’s a great stop for coffee or lunch and some locations even have a full bar. Their menu consists of breakfast sandwiches, salads, and speciality drinks. French countryside chic is the best way to describe the decor. Some locations even have hanging bench seats!

vintage tea cup

storefont in NYC

5. Urban backyard

Location: 180 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
Hours : Monday-Saturday 7am-7am, Sunday 8am-7pm

A small coffee shop located in Nolita that is devoted to sustainability. Delicious coffee, tea and speciality drinks as well as desserts.  I had to try the macarons and bite size cupcakes! Aren’t they adorable? You could easily pass by this place but you’ll be happy if you don’t! Cozy up on the couch or take it to go.

6. Hutch & Waldo

Location: 247 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028
Hours : Monday-Tuesday 7am-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday 7am-10pm

I spend a lot of time on the Upper East Side so it’s nice to finally have a go to cafe there! This small Australian cafe opened in 2016 and has all the down under breakfast staples. The perfect place to curb your avocado toast and flat white craving. In the nice weather, they full opened their windows for open air seating. Seating is first come first serve so you just have to keep your eye out!

Upper Eastside cafe


7. The Old Rose

Location: 113 Jane St,  New York, NY 10014
Hours: 7am-11pm Sunday-Thursday, Friday-Saturday 7am-12am

I feel like Old Rose is all things to everyone. By day it’s a cosy cafe, by night a romantic dinner spot. Have a coffee or cocktail at any time. Seasonal Italian fare + espresso AM or PM.

cute bar with stools

The Old Rose

8. Mtea

Location: 36-56 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354
Hours: 11am-11pm daily

If you feel like make a trip out to Flushing you should definitely stop into the new Mtea. Not as cheap as some other spots in the area, but super cute pink decor with a hot air balloon seat. They serve iced or hot bubble tea and other specialities drinks.



I’m currently on the hunt for more cafes to add to my cutest cafes in NYC list so stay tuned!

On my list to visit next:

  • Pietro Nolita
  • Felix Roasting Co.
  • Matchaful
  • Milk & Roses
  • The Bakeshop by WHOOPS!
  • Whitenoise Coffee Co.
  • Sweetleaf Coffee Roasters


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