Grab Coffee at 5 New York Bookshops

Life is all about balance. The cross between work and play, time split between friends and family—it all takes some management. But when you just need a break from everything, a good book and cup of coffee blend seamlessly. These five New York bookshops are just what the doctor ordered.

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Book Revue, Huntington

Nestled in the village of Huntington, this independent shop creates a comfortable environment where visitors can browse, read and sip warm lattes. Within the shop is Café Revue—headed by the Raquette River Baking Company—full of gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries, specialty teas and Southdown Coffee. Pop in for an author signing and stick around for the pumpkin lattes. Phone: 631-271-1442 | Address: 313 New York Ave Click to visit

The Dolphin Bookshop & Café, Port Washington

Around since 1946, this unique shop draws visitors from Manhattan to Montauk. The spacious location is perfect for book club meetings, poetry readings and even concerts that take place every Friday night at 7pm. The café menu is not to be taken lightly. There are espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and even hot apple cider. And when visitors strike up an appetite, there are warm, soft pretzels, chips and guacamole available. Phone: 516-767-2650 | Address: 299 Main St Click to visit

Turn of the Corkscrew, Rockville Centre

A charming bookstore, Turn of the Corkscrew is creating a noteworthy buzz for more than its books. In addition to selling coffee and tea, the café menu dedicates a large portion to wine (yes, wine). Red, white and rosé to be exact. Oh, and beer. Phone: 516-764-6000 | Address: 110 N Park Ave Click to visit

Topos Bookstore Café, Ridgewood

Topos is a warm, laid-back bookshop and espresso bar in Queens. It’s the perfect place to sit and relax, with wooden tables and a menu that offers cappuccinos, cold brews, lattes, espressos and hot chocolate. There are also yummy pastries like croissants with jam and cookies. Phone: 347-927-5680 | Address: 788 Woodward Ave Click to visit

Molasses Books, Brooklyn

This cozy, vintage shop is a great place to buy and sell books. Filled with small tables and a long counter with stools, visitors can enjoy hot and iced coffee, cookies, scones and even beer and wine (happy hour is from 6pm-8pm) and the shop stays open until midnight. Phone: 347-715-5035 | Address: 770 Hart St Click to visit