When coffee lovers dream of traveling the globe for the perfect cup of Joe, spots like Italy, Costa Rica, Brazil and Seattle may sit atop the bucket list. But Long Island java jetsetters would be wise to stop and smell the roasts a bit closer to home, too. Seven Long Island towns are serving up more than a typical cup of Joe.
This happening town is known for its delicious dining scene, but it’s also a great place to grab a cup of coffee. Discover unique blends at Southdown Coffee (soon expanding to Oyster Bay), espresso options at Village Creperie Cafe and the yummy signature drinks at Kiss My Cake (Toasted Marshmallow Latte anyone?). There are so many great options for a caffeine fix.
Grab a delicious cup of coffee and take in the pretty views at this Nassau County town. Get satisfied with a memorable cappuccino at Gentle Brew Coffee, mix coffee with a donut at The Dough Hut or drink some Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee at Coffee Nut Cafe.
Much like Long Beach, Greenport’s picturesque views make it an ideal place to kick back with a cup of coffee. The popular Aldo’s, sitting right in front of the harbor, is a European-style shop serving coffee since 1987 thanks to Sicilian-born owner Aldo Maiorana. In the summer, the line is usually long proving just how popular it is.
New developments have been making their way to this village on the South Shore for the past few years, including some great coffee options. Spots like Toast Coffeehouse (there’s also a location in Port Jefferson), which even sells its own mugs, Goldberg’s Famous Bagel and Deli and the abundant coffee and tea options at the cozy Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company, are a must when heading to this town.
West Hempstead is home to a popular coffee gem: The Witches Brew. There are tons of delicious and creatively named coffees and teas to choose from, making it a place for any type of caffeine lover. The eccentric yet cozy space, filled with couches, unique tables and a wooden piano, is just as memorable as the menu.
Located right across from the Wantagh train station, The Cup Coffeehouse is standout shop offering delicious espresso drinks. There are also desserts, board games and live music making it more of a reason to head to Wantagh for a coffee date.
Babylon Bean Coffee House’s lattes and Jack Jack’s Coffee House’s seasonal specials make this town a one-of-a-kind destination. Heading to the nearby Tanger Outlet Deer Park after grabbing a cup isn’t such a bad idea either.