Main Street coffee: There is a new coffee house in town! Yes the rumor is true, it’s located in one of the historical buildings. Main Street Coffee has opened their second location. Many know of the one in Tottenville, but now head over to Richmond Town for their signature cup of Joe while enjoying the history of the property. What a genius idea they had with turning the historical building into a their second coffee shop because now people can take advantage even more of the unbelievable history we have right here in Staten Island. Coffee is definitely a booster of energy in the morning that we ALL need now that the kiddies are back in school. Although I can’t relate to those who do not drink coffee, but I do love an earl grey tea sometimes. For those who do not drink coffee they have plenty of other options including multiple tea flavors and green matcha. The matcha latte has been such a hit this year and believe it or not a lot of people who don’t enjoy coffee but love matcha do not realize it actually has more caffeine than coffee. When visiting, you must indulge in the power toast which contains fresh strawberries, peanut butter or almond butter, chia seeds, and honey spread on ezekiel bread! Chia seeds are amazing for digestion. This is a great way to start your day! To find out their hours and days open just check out their page Main Street Coffee.
Beans & leaves: This coffee shop has been top 3 in Staten Island for some time now which is extremely impressive. They are known for their interesting coffee flavors and waffles. If you have not tried their red velvet waffle then I am at a loss of words. Is is divine with fresh berries and white icing. Their coffee flavors are anything and everything you can think of. They always have a flavor of the day written on their chalk board right when you first walk in. Some flavors that stick out are cinnamon almond macaroon, maple nut fudge, pumpkin creme brulee, highlander grogg, toasted coconut custard, and mudslide! Their waffles vary in flavors as well. I’ve had the cookies and cream waffle before and must say it was a wow factor. This year they were able to make an extension next door. Now that they doubled the size of their cafe, you do not have to worry about not being able to get a table. The regulars are especially the ones happy about this because now it went from about five tables to about 12 tables. There is a ton of new room to just hangout with friends and even work while enjoying a nice waffle and coffee. To check out what time and day they are open click Beans & Leaves Instagram.
Sips & Maker: This is another fan favorite and if you are “sipper” you would know why! It is located on New Dorp lane in Staten island. They have an adorable set up directly in front for when it’s gorgeous weather out. A plus is their coffee shop isn’t only just for coffee but also a design market. They sell multiple custom items and for their business this was a great alternative way to put more items out for purchase because indoor dining was not aloud at one point. It’s the best time of the year! Cozy season is back and you know what that means! Their lattes are a dream and fitting for the season feels. They have gingerbread, spiced apple, pumpkin spice(of course), matcha, golden, vanilla rose, beet and black sesame latte. Their coffee shop is vegan/gluten free friendly with multiple choices to choose from. For example off their vegan/gluten free menu are quinoa salads and fasolada soup with white beans. If you have not yet stopped in their coffee shop here are their times open so you can visit Sips & Maker. They sometimes even host events as well like open mic nights! Check out their events on their Facebook Sips + Maker.
The Mustard Seed: Perfectly located right off forest avenue in Staten Island, this super cute coffee shop welcomes you and your dog as they’re dog friendly. The staff are extremely welcoming which is heartwarming. Walking in bright and early you will see smiling faces. They have up to 15 coffee flavors to pick from and ten tea hot or iced options. Food is delicious here as well. This particular coffee shop has an outdoor patio located in the back where you can take your coffee and yummy pastry to. Part of their food menu includes Nutella toast, breakfast empanadas, avocado brownies, almond croissants and blueberry scones. The plate that really stood out to myself was the burrata prosciutto avocado toast and it was simply out of this world! Some of the wonderful fall flavors include maple spice, spiced brown sugar, turmeric latte, maple matcha, hot cinnamon spice latte, and pumpkin spice chai. They also carry pumpkin muffins that are homemade from their very own recipe. May I add for the chocolate lovers, they have chocolate chip cookies the size of your head! This cafe is always changing their menu around and trying new and out of the ordinary specialties. Their menu and times can be found if click here on Mustard Seed details.
The Kova: This cafe is completely renovated to an outstanding modern take on a coffee shop. Can you believe this coffee shop is known for their signature homemade cheeseburger ? What a twist that is. They serve coffee, breakfast, and lunch. You can get eggs Royale or their pulled chicken sandwich. Their coffee always comes with the most stunning presentation. Their lattes are beautiful. A special they sometimes serve is an avocado shake which is delicious and the perfect way to start any morning. If you have the time to relax and enjoy your coffee and food, they made the set up outside lovely with a handful of tables under a large tent. But on the other hand, if you are running around trying to get kids to school or to not be late for the second time this week they do offer take out and its always on time and a quick stop. Their staff is awesome and they are there to serve you to make sure your day is made! Click here to see when you can visit the Kova!
Gloria Jean Coffee: Ever get exhausted while shopping? Well in Staten Island mall I know the Starbucks line is always super long, but people tend to forget Gloria Jeans coffee is directly upstairs and have heavenly coffee. One drink that is voted most liked would be their vanilla Carmel chiller! And if you do not believe me try for yourself because they are always are happy to hand out a sample. They usually have a barista holding samples outside their store giving customers chances to try their newest flavors. Even Pete Davidson the King of Staten Island is a fan favorite, he usually gets their iced Carmel latte. They also serve flavors of the day like the blueberry sunrise, caramel apple nut, or cinnamon bun. I strongly urge you to try the cinnamon bun, you will not be disappointed. Check out when they open in the morning, click here for more details pertaining to Gloria Jean Coffee.
Staten Island coffee shop: The “real ones” know how unbelievable this coffee shop is. The best spot for a hungover breakfast and a coffee to get yourself back to life! This spot gets packed every Saturday and Sunday morning. It has been kicking since forever and it really proves how great this coffee shop truly is. Completely friends and family oriented. In the neighborhood of Westerleigh , this shop is located and is one of the few coffee shops that just never changed throughout the years. A cup of their coffee with a side of eggs and their crispy bacon is chef’s kiss! It is the neighborhood’s heart. Everyone raves about the Staten Island coffee shop as one should! You must check it out if have not already. To see more details about this spot click Staten Island Coffee shop.
Fina’s Farmhouse: Recently, there is a new coffee shop in town! You can’t miss it! Located on Ellis Street in Staten Island, it is a replica of the cutest red barn from the outside. Which fits perfectly with their name “Fina’s Farmhouse.” This coffee shop is completely renovated and the details throughout really show the passion that went into this new space. They flipped this environment to be such a comfort spot. You can enjoy a wonderful cappuccino or try one of their many brand new flavors. They are so new that they may not have a breakfast or lunch menu ready yet, but still check out their coffee bar. What a fabulous new coffee shop they have designed! They offer unique candles and scrubs. A few of their candle scents are banana nut bread, cinnamon bun, black raspberry vanilla, lemon biscotti and almond cookie! Fina’s coffee scrub is up for grabs as well and believe it or not coffee scrub has many advantages. For instance, fights off stretch marks and it improves circulation and blood flow. Check out their Instagram and Facebook by clicking on Fina’s Farmhouse!