In a day like today, or any day for that matter, find a cozy nook to daydream or do real work surrounded by good people and chill vibes. That’s what we had in mind when we picked these cool coffee shops around Brooklyn. If you’re in NYC or a short ride away, visit them all. If you are far, far away, check them out for some ideas on how to achieve that essential awesomeness created in every single one of them: Matchaful. Bluestone Lane. Toby’s Estate Coffee. Blue Bottle. Variety.
They all offer coffee, tea, matcha, sweets & treats, and various house specials. What they have in common is that they provide a delightful comfort zone inviting us all to enjoy every single moment of life.
White walls, reclaimed wood, flourishing greenery and artful photographs of Matchaful’s Single Origin farm bring an authentic and organic warmth to the café. The menu uses Matchaful’s Single Origin ceremonial matcha and offers a choice of inventive recipes featuring seasonal and special lattes, fresh, adaptogenic ingredients, and healthful matcha treats. With an acute focus on sustainable and fresh ingredients, Matchaful aims to educate customers about the true craft of matcha – from farm to whisk.
Initially intended to be a 60 day pop-up, the cafe currently has no set end date as the Dumbo community has welcomed the cafe wholeheartedly, making it a must-visit stop in the neighborhood. Stepping into the cafe, you'll see the friendly baristas chatting up their customers who sit at the bar watching the unique matcha making process unfold. The baristas and Matchaful partners host tastings, tea ceremonies and other mindful events.
Matchaful is an all-organic matcha company served in over 100 coffee shops in NYC alone with a presence in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, and Seattle. The company was founded by Hannah Habes in her Brooklyn apartment in 2015, with the goal of sourcing premium, organic matcha directly from the farm Japan. Matchaful has come full circle with the opening of Dumbo’s first matcha café. Served at the cafe is Matchaful’s Single Origin match, a sustainable and organically grown line of matcha. Come and visit us!
Bluestone Lane Coffee
Bluestone Lane Coffee is influenced by the coffee culture of Melbourne, Australia where premium coffee is a way of life. We offer a refined product proposition and are dedicated to providing the highest quality coffee and complementary foods that are delivered in an engaging way. Our Dumbo location features a change in aesthetic, which has been designed to complement Brooklyn’s diverse surroundings and to ensure that the space has a more sophisticated feeling to support our broader beverage offering which includes a full bar with beer, wine and cocktail offerings. This Coffee Shop is also located across the street from our world class roastery and coffee training facility.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Our North 4th Street cafe is on the bottom floor of a 1930s industrial building transformed into residential lofts. Once known for steel manufacturing, this Williamsburg neighborhood is now a bastion of creativity and craft. That’s why we felt right at home when we opened our very first New York cafe and roastery just down the block on Berry Street. Blue Bottle Coffee marks a new chapter in our story. Our espresso drinks and seasonal pour over offerings, along with an expanded food menu and ample seating, create a capacious cafe in which we welcome guests—old-timers who’ve been with us since the beginning, and newcomers finding their way in the city’s boisterous streets.
Come to visit us and enjoy our special drinks: Bella Donovan pour over coffee, New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee, among all.
With five cafes across the city, Variety offers precision-roasted single-origin coffees to thousands of New Yorkers a week.
Experts at high-volume service, our mission is to be approachable, affordable, and absolutely delicious. Each location is designed to be a careful reflection of the neighborhood it serves, therefore every Variety is unique. What defines us is the coffee we serve, the community we build, and the culture we nurture.
Toby's Estate Coffee
Our roastery is also home to our spacious flagship cafe and brew school. There is plenty of seating in our airy warehouse space, and we have a small kitchen open from 7am – 3pm daily that serves breakfast and lunch classics like neighborhood favorites ‘Egg on a Roll with espresso-maple lacquered bacon,’ ‘Avocado Toast,’ house made muffins and more. We also offer a selection of locally baked goods from our favorite purveyors including Saraghina, King Street Kitchen, Doughnut Plant and Ovenly. Our Williamsburg location operates as the home to our production team that roasts all of the coffee for our cafes and wholesale customers. You can watch us roast, cup and test for quality or get in on the action and if you’d like to dip your toes into the world of specialty coffee, join one of our Educators at our weekly public cuppings or book a private coffee class to really hone your skills. A trip to our Brooklyn cafe isn’t complete until you’ve taken that perfect #tobysshelfie with our famous shelves of vintage and reclaimed Aussie nostalgia.