Where to Find an Australian Coffee Shop in New York City

“Where can I find a good coffee?” you ask, as you set foot in NYC for the first time. Brace yourself! There are more than 50 Australian cafes and coffee shops in New York City, and our handy AWNY guide shows you where to find your Aussie coffee fix.

Scattered across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and beyond, that perfect flat white or cappuccino is never far away with several cafes offering gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian options.

This guide is listed by neighborhood, with coffee shops with multiple locations listed first. Jump ahead to your neighborhood of choice:

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NYC – Multiple Locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey and beyond

Bluestone Lane Cafes and Coffee Shops
Offering artisanal coffee and food, including their signature avo-smash, Melbourne influenced Bluestone Lane Cafes and Coffee Shops are located all over NYC, Hoboken…and many other locations in the US. [v][gf] 
(multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, NJ and across the USA)

Cafe Grumpy
Cafe Grumpy, offering rich espresso, creamy flat whites or a simple full-bodied coffee, has well and truly conquered the NYC coffee shop culture with their Greenpoint cafe a prominent feature in HBO series, Girls.
(multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Miami)

Hole In The Wall Cafe + Coffee Shops
Owned by Aussies, this mini-chain brings “the third wave” of coffee culture to 2 locations, with the FiDi cafe doubling as a cocktail bar after dark. [v][gf]
(Financial District, Midtown)

Ruby’s Cafe 
Trailblazers in bringing the Australian coffee culture to NYC since 2003, Ruby’s Cafe offers espresso with a varied menu of locally sourced produce. 
(SoHo, Murray Hill)

Toby’s Estate
Brooklyn-based, small-batch roaster, who believes that “each coffee can tell a story”, serves their roast in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. They even offer classes to teach coffee lovers the science and art of brewing great coffee.
(Williamsburg, Flatiron, West Village, Midtown, Long Island City)

Two Hands
Community-focussed cafe, inspired by Australia’s modern culinary scene and laidback beach lifestyle…the perfect place to escape from the daily grind. [gf]
(TriBeCa, NoLita)

woman drinking coffee
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Manhattan – Downtown

Black Fox Coffee Co
With a combination of Australian DNA and first-hand experience of the Aussie cafe culture, the founders of Black Fox Coffee Co bring the joy and craft of exceptional coffee to NYC.
(Financial District)

Boundless Plains Espresso
Melbourne coffee culture comes to FiDi, in this female-owned light and airy cafe along with a selection of light meals (yes this includes avocado toast) and treats. Read the inspiring story of how founder, Jo Black brought her love of food and coffee to NYC.
(Financial District)

Good Thanks Cafe
NYC’s newest arrival, offers a fresh new fix of food, coffee and tonics in a light, airy setting. Sounds good, thanks!
(Lower East Side)

Happy Bones NYC 
This minimalist coffee shop brings New Zealand’s thriving espresso culture to Manhattan.
(NoLita)

Laughing Man Coffee 
For ethically sourced coffee, check out Laughing Man Coffee, at 2 stylish locations, both in TriBeCa.
(TriBeCa)

Peddler
Enjoy espresso al fresco against the backdrop of SoHo’s laid back streets, courtesy of Peddler’s sidewalk stand.
(SoHo)

Supermoon Bakehouse
There’s cold brew and lattes but let’s be honest: what you’ve really come for are the irresistible, must-see-to-be-believed, “mind-blowing”, “bad***” and “f****** delicious” works of art. You’re in the neighborhood on a coffee run anyway right? Almost too good to eat. Almost.
(Lower East Side)

Manhattan – The Village

Banter NYC
In need of a sanctuary from City life? Stop by for a flat white and brunch (think avocado toast and nutella infused fare) in the heart of Greenwich Village. [v][gf]
(West Village)

Coco & Cru
A taste of Sydney in NYC with an extensive menu of fresh, simple food and a range of coffees.
(West Village)

Merriweather Coffee + Kitchen
In this bright modern space, inspired by Sydney beach cafes, sit back, think of Merewether Beach and savour a cup of coffee, crafted by their talented and passionate baristas.
(West Village)

Saltwater Coffee
This homey coffee shop serves Sydney-sourced coffee, and brings “coffee as a way of life” to the East Village.
(East Village)

Southern Cross Coffee
This neighborhood cafe offers Australian-Argentinian coffee culture along with a mix of treats indigenous to both countries, including a selection of gluten-free and vegan. [v][gf]
(East Village)

Three Seat Espresso & Barber
After you’ve enjoyed a coffee and a light meal (yes there’s avocado toast), treat yourself to a haircut, with services available for men, women and children.
(East Village)

Manhattan – Chelsea/Midtown/Murray Hill

Citizens of Chelsea
Modern Australian brunch paired with Melbourne-style coffee – think fresh, healthy and inspiring food and self-sourced green coffee beans delicately roasted to optimal sweetness. [v][gf]
(Chelsea)

Little Collins Cafe
The bustling energy of Little Collins cafe reflects the spirit of its Melbourne street namesake.
(Midtown)

St Kilda Coffee
An Aussie multi-roaster cafe offering seasonal single origin coffee for Espresso, Filter and Cold Brew plus an assortment of pastries from Manhattan bakeries.
(Midtown)

Taylor St. Baristas
Having conquered the London scene with their revered coffee chain, Aussie-born Taylor St. Baristas has taken NYC by storm with their cafe restaurant, infusing the influences of all three regions in their menu.
(Midtown)

Wattle Cafe
Relax and watch the world go by in this Australian-inspired home away from home…and home of the *world famous* cacao waffle avocado smash.
(Murray Hill)

Manhattan – Upper East Side

Hutch + Waldo Coffee
Sydney + Melbourne founders offer spectacular coffee and food for the soul, and are on a mission to be part of the solution to eliminate plastic waste in the world, such as encouraging guests to BYO cup.
(Upper East Side)

An overhead shot of five white cups with various kinds of coffee
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Brooklyn

Abbotsford Road Coffee Specialists 
Brooklyn roasted Abbotsford Road Coffee can be enjoyed at their HQ and Cafe. They also offer in-house training for coffee enthusiasts, from novice to professional barista.
(Gowanus)

Brunswick Cafe
A vibrant cafe serving high quality coffee paired with a seasonal menu of brunch and lunch offerings.
(Windsor Terrace)

Butler Bakeshop 
Open for breakfast and lunch, serving fine espresso coffee with sweet and savory goodies courtesy of their Michelin starred pastry chef.
(Williamsburg)

Carthage Must Be Destroyed 
Half the fun of enjoying coffee at this secret, pink, Australian organic breakfast and brunch cafe is finding it…
(Bushwick)

Five Leaves
A place to chill with coffee and brunch for a spot of people and pup watching…there’s even outdoor seating for guests of the 4-legged variety.
(Greenpoint)

Milk Bar Brooklyn
A cute neighbourhood cafe with 2 handy locations in Brooklyn offering breakfast, brunch and lunch…why not visit both? [v]
(Park Slope, Prospect Heights)

Seven Point Espresso
The magic of Melbourne’s cafe scene finds a home in Brooklyn…and offers the elusive-in-NYC beverage: a Babychino for the kids. [gf]
(Prospect Heights)

Sumner Cafe & Wine Bar
Kickstart your mornings with coffee expertly prepared by Sumner Cafe’s experienced baristas. [v]
(Bed Stuy)

Sweatshop
Part cafe, part design studio with good food, good coffee and good energy.
(Williamsburg)

A smiling woman holding out a coffee cup
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Queens

The Thirsty Koala
To complement all that coffee, The Thirsty Koala’s much-loved Baked Shop in Astoria offers delicious Aussie treats, including lamingtons, caramel slice and Anzac biscuits, with many gluten-free options. You can even order through your favorite food delivery service. [gf]
(Astoria)

Toby’s Estate
Small batch roaster, Toby’s Estate, believes that “each coffee can tell a story”. So as the trailblazers bringing Aussie coffee culture to Queens (with HQ in Brooklyn), it’s fitting we include them in our Queens chapter of this guide. Housed within a beautiful turn-of-the-century character building, Toby’s LIC cafe and lush courtyard is sure to inspire a story for all who visit.
(Long Island City, and multiple locations around NYC)

People drinking cups of coffee at coffee shop and cafe
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Time For a Coffee Run

Now that you know where to find Australian coffee shops in New York City, let the coffee crawl begin.

Which ones are your favorites? Do you know any new Aussie coffee shops in NYC that aren’t yet in our guide? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them in.

Special Thanks

Our thanks to AWNY members, Tarley Jordan and Angela Tohl, for producing this guide. And finally, our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all Aussie and NZ cafes and coffee shops in NYC – your dedicated and hard-working founders, staff and baristas – for positively shaping the coffee culture with your passion, enthusiasm and knowledge.

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Abbreviations

[gf] = gluten-free options on the menu

[v] = vegetarian or vegan options on the menu

Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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