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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. 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