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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.


Joe Coffee Company, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Joe Coffee Company is probably my favorite cafe in NYC. They have about a dozen locations. The coffee is consistently good and the atmosphere is always friendly and warm. I will go out of my way to have a really good cup and that includes Joe. There aren't a ton of good cafes in this neighborhood. I recently had breakfast at Neil's Coffee Shop and then a latte at this Joe. The owners are really fabulous as well.

Joe Coffee Company, 1045 Lexington Avenue near 75th Street

Joe Coffee Company Lexington