Eating + Drinking

The Cream in Our Coffees

Whether you like it low and slow or a little cold, we all have our go-to coffee order. Here are just a few of ours.

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Here in the WSWD offices, our days don’t really begin until we’re down to the last drop of joe. Our order preferences may be on the opposite sides of the spectrum—some take it black with no sugar or cream, others won’t drink it unless it’s chilled and with a hint of almond milk—but we all share the jitters if we don’t get our caffeine fix. Make time for an extra-long coffee break with our favorite brews around town.

Bibble and Sip

Experience Adviser Kristen Cavalieri is a big fan. “I’ve been on a lavender kick lately, so I knew I would fall hard for their lavender iced latte has the perfect floral touch without being overpowering. Plus, it pairs perfectly with Bibble’s matcha crème puff!” 253 West 51st Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), Midtown

Southside Coffee

Southside Coffee has a strong and delicious cold brew, according to Executive Editor Patty Onderko. “I get it whenever I have a deadline. They also grill up the most incredible cheese sandwich I’ve ever had.” 652 Sixth Avenue, South Slope

Blue Bottle

Editorial Assistant Alex DaSilva likes the single origin iced coffee from Blue Bottle. “I first tried it when I went on a coffee run during a summer internship in L.A. and my world was changed. Since then, it has been my go-to coffee spot. Plus, I’m a sucker for its blue straws; I think they are adorable.” Various locations, although you’ll find Alex at the Bryant Park outpost (54 West 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) during her beloved coffee breaks


Abraço was started by a coffee nerd, so you know the brew is legit. James Luria, Executive Producer (and bonafide coffee snob), thinks it’s a nice place to sit down, relax, and listen to some good jazz on vinyl. 81 East 7th Street (between First and Second Avenues), East Village

Birch Coffee

Stephanie Ogozalek, Director of Content + Planning, loves Birch Coffee’s cold brew; it’s earthy while also being bright and acidic. It is also available in a growler for $25; save some room in your fridge for it! Various locations, although you’ll find Stephanie at the Birch in Murray Hill (432 Third Avenue between East 30th and 31st Streets)

Coffee Project

“I was only looking for a simple cup of joe when I stumbled upon Coffee Project’s unique deconstructed latte,” states Danielle Murphy, Associate Editor. “Separated into three caffeinated shots—a smooth espresso blend, warm pasteurized milk, and the creamiest latte I’ve ever sipped—this playful drink is nothing short of magnificent. And the sweet nibble on the side delightfully rounded out my unexpected experience.” 239 East 5th Street (between Cooper Square and Second Avenue), East Village

Cafe Grumpy

Resident Food Expert, Jess Bender, says, “I’ve been going to Cafe Grumpy since my early college days when it used to have obscure film screenings at its Greenpoint location, way before one of the characters of Girls moonlit as a barista for a few seasons. I’ve been a fan of Grumpy’s fruity Heartbreaker espresso + super strong cold brew (and the no-laptop policy) ever since.” Various locations, but Jess prefers getting her buzz at the Chelsea outpost (224 West 20th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)