Desperate for a good cup of joe? Here are some places (other than the ubiquitous coffee-shop chains) within walking distance from the NYU School of Law where you can get your caffeine fix.
1. Third Rail Coffee (240 Sullivan St., Greenwich Village)
A stone’s throw away from the NYU Law School is Third Rail Coffee. Popular among the NYU Law students, Third Rail serves a variety of coffee offerings complemented by a wide assortment of pastries. Particularly worth trying are the latte, espresso, and cortado. While the coffee is more expensive than at a chain, it’s worth the price and the wait.
2. VBar & Cafe (225 Sullivan St., Greenwich Village)
Coffee shop by day and wine and beer bar by night, VBar serves great coffee in a hip and trendy atmosphere. Wi-fi availability allows you to work and enjoy your coffee at the same time. Definitely a must-try.
3. Joe The Art of Coffee (141 Waverly Place, Greenwich Village)
A steady stream of customers makes it difficult to find a spot at Joe during its peak business hours. Coffee at Joe is consistently good, but its mocha is exceptional.
4. Grounded (28 Jane St., West Village)
Grounded serves organic coffee, tea, smoothies, and other drinks. The ambiance is fun and eclectic, with the occasional celebrity sighting. While Grounded is some distance away from NYU Law, it’s close enough to be worth the trip.
5. La Colombe Torrefaction (270 Lafayette St., SoHo)
With its loft-like atmosphere coupled with great, reasonably priced coffee, La Colombe hits the ball out of the park. The latte is a standout. Other reasons to drop by include complimentary still and sparking water and free seating. But be warned: expect to wait in line during peak hours.
6. Abraco (86 E. 7th St., East Village)
Abraco arguably serves the best cappuccinos and drip coffee in New York City. Its coffee and a nice slice of moist olive oil cake make a perfect combination. Because of its immense popularity, you will have to queue in line to get your coffee, even during weekends.