Interested in trying some new spots for coffee and tea in New York City? You're in luck: We've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
55 Fifth Ave., Park Slope
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea has opened its first New York City location in Park Slope. Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the chain offers classic and signature coffee and tea drinks. Check out the Dragon Eye (house coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk), the Mocha Ice Dragon, the Napali Brew shake and other hot, iced and frozen options. Pastries are also available, as well as 96-ounce coffee and tea boxes for work events and other functions.
With a five-star rating out of 12 reviews on Yelp, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Rachel O., who reviewed Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Aug. 28, wrote, "Amazing coffee and even better customer service."
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is open from 6 a.m.–11 p.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.
880 Woodward Ave., Ridgewood
Porcelain is an Austrian-inspired cafe serving classic coffee drinks and a full food menu. Sporting a pre-war Viennese vibe, the new spot is actually housed in a set from the Martin Scorsese movie "The Irishman," which the cafe's design team built out with vintage furniture and a new wall design, reports Bushwick Daily. Stop in to Porcelain for espresso standbys and loose-leaf teas, or for open-faced sandwiches, brunch skillets, pork schnitzel, strudels and more.
With a 4.5-star rating out of 12 reviews on Yelp, Porcelain has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Ashley F., who reviewed Porcelain on Nov. 24, wrote, "Latte was amazing, ambience was calming, decor is beautiful. I really enjoyed my visit."
Porcelain is open daily.
572 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
Squarrel Cafe is a board game cafe located near Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center. In addition to a full array of coffee and bubble tea, this spot offers dozens of board games for guests to play, as well as private gaming rooms. The cover charge to hang out and play is $5 per day.
Yelp users are excited about Squarrel Cafe, which currently holds five stars out of 39 reviews on the site.
Yelper Wendy W., who reviewed the cafe on Dec. 12, wrote, "Ming made me a great taro latte with a nice, rich foam on top. My friend got the yuan yang, a Hong Kong favorite of coffee mixed with milk tea. It was comforting and not too sweet."
Squarrel Cafe is open from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 7 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday.
220 E. 42nd St., Murray Hill
And finally, Debutea Mini is a bubble tea stand located in the 8sia food hall, which opened up back in November. An outpost of the Greenwich Village boba spot, Debutea Mini serves up fruit and milk teas with extras like tapioca pearls and sweet cheese foam. Be sure to check out the fresh taro tea with brown sugar boba and lactose-free milk.
With a four-star rating out of six reviews on Yelp, Debutea Mini has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Jessica W., who reviewed Debutea Mini on Oct. 29, wrote, "I ordered the Taro Boba Tea which consists of fresh taro and brown sugar boba with lactose-free milk. Oh my goodness! The creaminess of the taro was so good!"
Debutea Mini is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekdays and noon–8 p.m. on weekends.
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