It’s a story as old as time: coffee shops are some of the best places to date. The calmness of the day and the relaxed atmosphere make you feel comfortable. Hotels Above Par are Coffee Meets Bagel teamed up to bring you a list of our favorite New York City spots that set the tone for a romantic first date.
Chelsea’s hippest coffee shop is split in two: One side is a dark blue room with colorful pictures adorning the walls, and the other is a planter where banquettes and two-person tables sit in the spaces between the green leaves and curled flowers. . A coffee shop by day and a bar by night, bring your date here and you’ll get big “good points”.
Sip an amazing coffee in the middle of Williamsburg’s industrial neighborhood at NYC’s newest coffee shop, Devoción. Red brick walls surround brown furnishings, from leather sofas to brass tables. The coffee here is from independent Colombian coffee producers – it’s the crème-de-la-crème of cup of joes, if you ask us. If you combine the day with foodies and coffee bean connoisseurs who appreciate supporting small businesses, consider heading here for one time.
Henry Matisse once said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” And we disagree with this approach a lot, especially when it comes to love: Not only do we recommend getting the best out of dates and meeting new people, but we also think you should be surrounded by flowers while you’re doing it. Without further ado, let us introduce you to Remi Flower & Co: the trifecta of coffee shop, florist, and indoor garden in Midtown East that doubles as a beauty salon.
The Felix Roasting coffee company takes a look at its NoHo location. Marble Calcutta and Alpi Verde diamond floors pay homage to the old decorations. Blue-colored banquettes share a space with walls and ceilings made of more than 5,000 hand-made tiles depicting arabica flowers. If your date appreciates knockout interior design and special coffee, choose to bring them here for a latte or two (or three if the conversation is good).
Café Lyria is a new coffee place in the NoHo area of New York. Taking inspiration from the Greek village of Kefalos and its New York City neighborhoods, the cozy space features dark wood, exposed brick interiors, and Mediterranean-inspired decor (think: Roman statues, stacks of newspapers, and Kefalos photos). It’s limited seating and a line of people wanting to try their signature Freddo Espressothis makes for a nice meet and greet.
While Maman has several locations in New York City, the one located in Downtown at 375 Hudson Street, called “Maman King,” displays the old-fashioned decor: the counter, the green garden, the exposed bricks, and the wooden tables bring romance. Cafe ambiance. Coffee and pastries are served on their blue and white china, making Maman a very pleasant place to hang out with friends.
La Cabra’s New York East Village location draws crowds for its minimalist, Scandinavian-style interior and delicious Nordic coffee, cakes, pastries, and desserts. If your date has a knack for cardamom buns, this is the restaurant for you and bae (or your potential bae).
Although most Hungry Ghosts are located in New York City, their West Village location is our favorite, with its clean, modern design and reliable espresso concoctions. Stumptown Coffee. Plus, there are few things more romantic than strolling through the beautiful West Village with a coffee in one hand and your special someone in the other.
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