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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like. 


Caffe Vita, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Caffe Vita calls itself a roasteria café. That's to say that they roast their coffee beans in-house and you can even see the roasting facility. I discovered this café during a photography workshop on a cold day in the winter. I've been going there every time I have a photo tour or workshop in Bushwick. They are originally from Seattle. 

The coffee is really good, the staff is friendly, they have free wi-fi and a restroom! If you're going to Bushwick to see the amazing street art, this is a place to go to take a break.

Caffe Vita, 576 Johnson Avenue

Caffe Vita