Coffee Shops in LIC


How do you like your coffee? Im a half and half gal without sugar unless you have coffee mate coffee mate: natural bliss in vanilla or hazelnut then you can top me off with some of that! However you like your coffee there are so many great coffee shop around the city that I love to pop into to take a few minutes to unwind and either read the newspaper, a magazine or a good book. 



Where to sip your coffee around Long Island City

Sweatleaf Coffee with three locations in LIC this has become one of my go-to spots in LIC. One of my favorites is along the waterfront because the location can not be beat. Sip your coffee, grab a bite and then take a walk along the water with gorgeous views of the city skyline. 
Not a coffee person? Guess what! They also serve some amazing cocktails so you can not go wrong with this hot-spot. 

Black Star Bakery  Also located near the LIC waterfront Black Star Bakery has pastries to die for and decor that you will want to take home with you (think succulents & white marble). There is also an outpost on the Upper East Side that is just as cute as their LIC sister! 



Indie Food and Wine a coffee shop with a great happy hour? count me in! I happened upon this spot one day while dropping my dog off at daycare, it was right across the street and while I already had my coffee I just could not resist grabbing an iced tea.
This place has a healthy food menu + it serves Irving Farm Coffee that you can pair with brunch. 
P.S. check out their boozy brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm.

The Mill with a motto that "better days start with better coffee" you can bet I have started my days here! This independent, industrial chic coffee shop in LIC has everything on the menu you would want from a. coffee shop and is a great place to sit and read a paper or meet a few friends.