Our favorite local coffee shops in New York's Financial District

Explore the best coffee shops in NYC's Financial District, from hidden gems to trendy spots.

New York City (NYC) has always been known for its bustling vibe and energetic atmosphere. And if you happen to be in the Financial District (FiDi), there's no better way to fuel up for a busy day than by grabbing a cup of coffee from one of the area's top-notch coffee shops. Whether you're a local or just a passing traveler, this list will guide you through some of the best coffee shops in the Financial District of NYC. 

1. Blue Spoon Coffee Company 

A hidden gem, but also one of the best coffee shops in FiDi, Blue Spoon Coffee Company has been serving Intelligentsia brand coffee and delicious bites to the Downtown Manhattan community since 2005. 

A warm and welcoming stop for locals on the go, Blue Spoon is a favorite coffeehouse among the neighborhood with their classic pick-me-up drinks like their house blend drip, Café au Lait, or more unique options like their Raspberry Mocha and Honey Lavender Latte.   

They also have a number of delicious food options like bagels, smashed avocado toast, and homemade oatmeal for breakfast and hot-pressed paninis, soup, and salad for the lunch hour.  


2. Hole In The Wall  

Hole In The Wall is an Australian café and cozy spot located in the FiDi that's perfect for a quick grab-and-go coffee or sit-down meal. They offer a wide variety of coffee drinks including cappuccinos, lattes (try adding pistachio milk to your matcha latte), and espressos as well as tea, smoothies, innovative cocktails, and wine to go along with their brunch menu.  

Offering an ever-changing menu that’s influenced by in-season ingredients, Hole In The Wall is so much more than just another run-of-the-mill coffee shop in the FiDi. The Australian café goes beyond serving delicious coffee by providing all-day fresh, unique, and flavorful breakfast dishes that go beyond the average like Wild Mushroom Toast, Brekkie Roll, Chili Scrambled Eggs, Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict, and Pavlova Waffles.  

Besides being open for their elevated brunch experience, the restaurant also offers happy hour from 3-5pm Monday through Friday. 


3. Café Grumpy 

Founded in 2005, Café Grumpy started roasting their specialty coffee in house in 2009 and has been an NYC mainstay ever since. With several locations around the city and even out-of-state, Café Grumpy has captivated the locals with their Kosher-certified blends.  

Adorned with a somewhat unenthusiastic – or classically grumpy – character on their cups, Café Grumpy offers an extensive selection of espresso, coffee, and tea, complemented by an assortment of delectable morning and afternoon pastries.  

A humble and unfussy coffee shop nestled within FiDi, Café Grumpy stands as a steadfast purveyor of caffeinated bliss. Whether you opt to linger at one of the cozy tables or grab a swift cup to go, satisfaction is always on the menu. 


4. Bean & Bean   

For over 15 years, Bean & Bean has taken great pride in sourcing, roasting, and brewing only the highest-quality coffee in NYC. With an unwavering dedication to traceability, they meticulously connect each specialty coffee bean to its origin – the award-winning farms and cooperatives where they are grown – ensuring their coffee is USDA Organic, Fair Trade, and Direct Trade certified. 

Roasted locally at a Certified Organic and Fair Trade roasting plant in Little Neck, Queens, Bean & Bean's coffee selection varies from coveted varieties like Gesha, Pacamara, and SL28 to irresistibly delicious decaf options.  

From their flagship store in FiDi (Bean & Bean Wall St) to four thriving locations and a bustling roastery, Bean & Bean has earned itself the reputation of being one of NYC’s finest coffee shops. Popular options of theirs include the Honey (Oat) Latte and a selection of locally baked pastries. 

To top it off, Bean & Bean is also dedicated to promoting equity and bridging the gender pay gap. Their commitment to gender equality extends throughout their entire coffee sourcing chain, reflecting their strong values and unwavering mission.


5. Blue Fox Coffee Co.   

Located on Pine Street, Black Fox Coffee Co. is a trendy shop serving up high-quality coffee and espresso drinks for coffee enthusiasts in NYC. Recognized prior as the “Best Local Coffee Shop in NYC” by CBS and one of the “12 Most Charming Coffee Shops in New York City” by Town & Country magazine.  

At Black Fox Coffee, coffee enthusiasts can indulge in an extensive menu showcasing a variety of pour-over coffees, espresso drinks, and cold brews. With a curated selection sourced from renowned roasters worldwide, the café provides a distinguished and diverse coffee experience. While specialties like the Vanilla Date Latte, Maple Pecan Latte, and Butterscotch Latte add a unique touch. Multiple locations, including the one in FiDi, enhance accessibility to this extraordinary coffee haven.   

Not only does Black Fox Coffee excel in its coffee offerings, but it also embraces a modern ambiance complemented by a minimalist decor. Limited, but carefully chosen, food and pastry options perfectly complement the high-quality coffee. With a friendly staff to welcome you, whether you're seeking a quick caffeine fix or a leisurely catch-up with friends, Black Fox Coffee is the perfect spot to elevate your coffee experience. 


Discover the Perfect Blend in NYC

No matter your preference in coffee or atmosphere, the Financial District has something for everyone. From trendy cafés to hidden gems, the top coffee spots in the area are sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings and make for a memorable experience. So, the next time you're in the area, be sure to check out one of these top-notch coffee shops. And while you’re in the area, be sure to also check out one of the top-notch places to stay in FiDi, Placemakr Wall Street.  

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