29 Of The Most Instagrammable Cafes in NYC

Instagrammable cafes abound in New York, especially ones that also serve up a delicious cup of joe.

because here’s the thing:

Reading: Aesthetic cafes

while the show’s friends may not have been the most accurate description of life in new york city, they got one thing right:

New Yorkers love a good coffee.

you’ll find coffee shops, tea rooms and general caffeinated stations in almost every corner of the five boroughs.

In addition to serving great drinks and cakes, some of these cafes are great spots for instagram-worthy photos that will make all major coffee chain devotees jealous.

To help you explore some of New York’s most beautiful cafes, check out the list below, created by a local.

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instagrammable cafes in new york: manhattan

1. Felix Roasting Co.

450 park avenue south / nomad

no guide to new york would be complete without mentioning some of its charming cafes.

designed by famed interior designer ken fulk, this new addition to nomad exudes a vintage vibe while still being a bit quirky.

pink and blue walls combine with vintage wooden bookshelves and museum-worthy portraits to make you feel like you’re in the library of a slightly eccentric millionaire.

You won’t find cumbersome milk jugs here either; Felix keeps several milk selections, including almond milk, available for self-service.

Do you visit New York in winter?

You could easily spend a few hours warming up in this beautiful space with a hot drink and a book (or your smartphone!).

2. two hands

164 mott street / nolita

Looking for an Aussie-inspired cafe in New York?

two hands is a light and airy cafe in nolita with instagrammable smoothies, coffee and brunch.

grab one of their all-day breakfast plates or sandwiches to fuel up for your next round of adventures.

although the nolita location is the original, additional locations have recently opened in noho, tribeca and williamsburg.

3. old rose at hotel jane

113 Jane Street/West Town

housed in the notoriously posh jane hotel, the old rose is a west village hotspot worth visiting for its beautiful checkered flooring and unique artwork alone.

the cafeteria also offers a full menu with delicious weekend brunch options, cocktails and more.

4. the butcher’s daughter

19 kenmare / nolita street

Another instagrammable manhattan cafe is the butcher’s daughter. this restaurant serves healthy and delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

in addition to their succulent menu, they have a wide selection of coffees, juices and smoothies.

the butcher’s daughter also has locations in west village and williamsburg.

5. chillhouse

149 essex street / lower east side

pioneers in the personal care industry, chillhouse is probably best known for its massages and manicures for millennials.

The spa is also home to a highly Instagrammable café serving lattes with adaptogenic powders and healthy snacks for ultimate relaxation.

get some photos with their signature neon signs, and explore the store for unique personal care products while you’re there.

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6. jack’s wife freda

226 lafayette street/soho

Freda, Jack’s wife, is a cute, colorful all-day cafe in Soho, with additional locations opening in Westtown, Chelsea, and Williamsburg.

Their menu ranges from brunch classics to sandwiches and creative Mediterranean-inspired food. this is one of the best unique restaurants in new york that serves something for everyone.

it’s a great place to have lunch with friends, but it’s also a good place for a cozy and intimate dinner.

7. urban backyard

180 mulberry street / lower east side

committed to environmental and social responsibility, urban backyard brings the outdoors indoors for weary New Yorkers and tourists alike.

sip their sustainably-sourced coffee while snapping photos in their small front patio, complete with plants and vintage furniture.

bonus: this is a great place if you’re looking for places to go solo in new york without feeling awkward.

8. variety of coffee roasters

261 seventh avenue/chelsea

One of five locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this coffee shop feels like an updated version of a classic New York coffee shop, from its vintage neon sign out front to its minimalist interior design.

grab some of their signature beans to keep your zest going at home.

9. phosphorus

359 canal street / soho

A coffee trend that is gaining steam (pun intended) in New York City is the rise of matcha, a finely ground powder of specially grown green tea leaves that contain tons of antioxidants.

one of the prettiest places to get your matcha in manhattan is matchaful, a new addition to soho nyc that boasts lush green interiors to pair with their signature drinks.

sip your latte and snap some photos in your adorable corner lounge.

10. chacha matcha

1158 broadway / nomad

Another major player in the New York matcha scene is Cha Cha Matcha, with three locations in Manhattan.

the nomadic location features its signature pink and green interiors with a healthy helping of neon and vintage travel signs.

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Their matcha frozen yogurt doubles as a unique way to cool down in the warmer months and as a cute instagram accessory.

11. blank slate tea

121 madison avenue / nomad

The sister store to blank slate coffee + kitchen, this colorful coffee shop offers a unique selection of teas, specialty drinks and snacks that are as cute as they are delicious. It really is one of the best instagram spots in new york!

Do you want to recreate the princess tea parties of your childhood as an adult?

the pink and floral interiors of the blank slate and tiered tea sandwich trays make it the perfect place to do just that.

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12. pietro nolita

174 elizabeth street / nolita

walking into pietro nolita is a bit like walking into barbie’s dream house.

this all-pink cafe features a menu of updated Italian classics, unique cocktails and, of course, coffee.

the pink benches and graffitied door outside the cafe’s entrance are particularly popular spots for instagram photo shoots.

13. ralph’s coffee

888 madison avenue / upper east side

conveniently attached to the women’s ralph lauren store and opposite the men’s flagship store, the brand’s café is worth a visit on its own.

You’ll feel like you’re having coffee in an upper east side penthouse dining room inside this chic cafe that reflects the brand’s preppy style.

however, the quality of the drinks and snacks available proves that this place isn’t just a gimmick.

14. McNally Jackson

52 prince street / soho

This sprawling independent bookstore and hub for all things literary is already a must-see for book lovers visiting New York City, but the cafe attached to the store is definitely worth a stop.

the café is a tribute to books, with pages lining the walls and novels hanging from the ceiling between the lights.

Fold out one of the little book-shaped tables for a photo op that will make all your fellow word nerds jealous.

15. chelsea citizens

401 w 25th street / chelsea

this australian owned cafe and cafe in chelsea has a bright and light filled interior with hanging plants making it a very instagrammable spot.

On the menu are all-day breakfast, sandwiches and bowls for lunch, and an extensive coffee menu.

this is the perfect place to recharge your batteries before walking the chelsea high line or visiting the many art galleries in the neighbourhood.

beautiful cafes in new york: brooklyn

16. gerti

357 great street / williamsburg

This bright and airy Williamsburg cafe offers a fine selection of food served all day along with colorful art inspired by the ’50s and ’60s.

feeling particularly retro?

grab a classic egg custard and pose for photos with the café’s signature mural. gertie’s is absolutely one of the most instagram worthy restaurants in new york!

17. devotion uses

69 great street / williamsburg

on those dreary winter days when spring seems so far away and you’re dying to see something green, devotion has got you covered.

this light-filled shop specializing in Colombian coffee brings the garden indoors with a massive green wall and plants scattered throughout the main floor.


They offer a discount if you bring your own mug.

18. milk & roses

1110 manhattan avenue/green point

this cozy café offers a taste of New York romance.

feels a bit like eating in an old-fashioned library, with no one to shut you up for chewing too hard.

The expansive outdoor garden is perfect for rustic shots and refreshing drinks during the warmer months. They also offer one of New York’s best bottomless brunch options at just $17 for an hour of unlimited mimosas.

plus, the bistro is a popular brooklyn wedding venue, so you know it’s photo-ready.

19. butler pastry

40 water street / dumbo

tucked away in the shadow of the brooklyn bridge, this industrial-style cafe offers beautiful pastries and delicious coffees and teas.

cabins offer your best chance to take a chance on the iconic new york landmark.

20. brooklyn roasting company

25 jay street / dumbo

True coffee nerds will have a field day at the Brooklyn Roasting Company’s espresso lab and roasting headquarters, located just a few blocks from the Manhattan Bridge.

take a look at the coffee production process and snap some photos of the spacious and beautiful warehouse this company calls home.

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21. the bakery by woops!

120 norman ave/green point

just steps from the nassau avenue g train stop, the bakeshop by woops! is a greenpoint mainstay, tempting travelers with its light-filled interiors and deliciously colorful macaroons.

stop by for a cookie and snap some photos at their unique white tile tables before heading out to explore the rest of this trendy neighborhood.

22. upstate stocks

2 berry street / williamsburg

spending a few hours in upstate stock is one of my favorite fun and quirky things to do in williamsburg!

The space has an industrial vibe and features a cafeteria and a shop offering local handmade products such as candles, perfumes, soaps, jewelry, clothing and even field guides for outdoor activities.

plus they offer creative java drinks.

a fan favorite:

the “campfire latte” mixed with smoky maple syrup.

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pair it with a locally made maple donut for the ultimate flatbread meal.

23. five sheets

18 bedford avenue/green point

five leaves is a trendy bistro and coffee shop in the greenpoint neighborhood of brooklyn.

On the menu you’ll find an internationally inspired casual brunch, while dinner is more upscale. this restaurant is great for any time of the day.

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24. white noise coffee company.

calle 162 41-02 / reddening

talk about unique new york cafes!

white noise has made its mark on the blush with its neon artwork, minimalist interiors, and instagram-worthy drinks and dishes.

make sure to take a picture of your latte art before you start!

25. sweet leaf coffee roasters

10-93 Jackson Avenue/Long Island City

Sweetleaf, featuring locally roasted coffee in Queens, is a great place to stop in the up-and-coming Long Island City neighborhood.

come in for great drinks and cakes, as well as take a look at the quirky vintage-inspired décor.

26. good coffee

22-04 33rd street / astoria

this cozy astoria cafe is far from “just ok”.

enjoy their selection of artisan drinks and appetizers while you relax in their rustic, retro-inspired lounge.

more of a night owl?

stop by the café in the evenings when it transforms into a candlelit wine bar.

27. coffee bench

194-07 north boulevard / rinse

this whimsical cafe and creperie in color dazzles with tiny gardens, fairy lights, and utterly grid-worthy crepes.

cafe bench regularly updates their displays for each season, so it’s definitely worth repeat visits to see what they have in store.

cute coffee shops in new york: the bronx

28. coffee prince

2306 arturo avenue / arturo avenue

Located in the “Little Italy of the Bronx,” Prince Coffee House offers a quality coffee experience in a beautiful space, with floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate your coffee drinks and pastries with natural light.

introduce your instagram followers to classic new york via a “bialy egg sandwich”.

if you’re unfamiliar with bialys, they’re often described as a “bagel without a hole,” though there are many other differences, such as a bagel is boiled and a bialy is baked.

the cafeteria offers a delicious bread menu: rosemary semolina, anyone? — and a mix of serious and unique drinks.

try a Thai mocha or opt for Turkish coffee served on a handsome brass tray with a traditional long-handled pot (cezve).

another visual highlight:

the hundreds of tin glasses that hang above the bar. this really is one of the best places to visit in the bronx!

cute coffee shops in new york: staten island

29. sips + maker

312 lane new dorp / new dorp

sips + maker is a cross between a cute coffee shop and a craft market showcasing local and global makers.

browse jewelry and accessories, wooden toys, inspirational stationery, organic aromatherapy, origami books and more as you savor mindful food and drink.

some notable items:

  • small batch local coconut yogurt
  • vegan banana muffins
  • the art-embellished black sesame latte or the lavender matcha latte
  • plus their seasonal cakes are amazing and their pumpkin spiced latte is so much more delicious and more photogenic than the one at starbucks, especially since it contains real pumpkin.

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    the most instagrammable hotels in new york

    Do you want to spend the night in New York?

    there are so many photo-worthy hotels, like nomo soho, the williamsburg hotel, and the ludlow.

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    you will join me in exploring one of brooklyn’s most charming neighborhoods, cobble hill.

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