NYC baristas operate on a different level. The speed at which they pump out cortados and other specialty beverages is simply mesmerizing. A local told me it’s because they don’t want to be yelled at by New Yorkers. Bottom line: wherever you are, a very well-crafted cup made from finely roasted beans is never far away.
Here’s my small list of favourite cafes (which will continue to grow each time I visit NYC). If you only have time to visit two coffee shops, get to Sweatshop and El Rey.