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Discover New York City

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 West Side, Manhattan

I do love a good café latté and Joe Coffee Company is probably my favorite cafe in the city. They have about a dozen locations. This location is the newest one. They are a hop, skip and a jump from the 72nd Street subway station for the 1, 2 & 3 trains. Joe is one of a few cafes in the US that carries oat milk. I typically will only have my latté with whole milk or not at all. But oat milk is fabulous! 

Joe Coffee Company - 271 Amsterdam at 73rd Street

Joe Coffee Company - UWS