The 10 Best Cafes In SoHo, Manhattan

Swiss Espresso Shot
Swiss Espresso Shot | © Evan Blaser/Flickr
Photo of Elena Calvo
9 February 2017

As the life blood of most New Yorkers, it’s extraordinarily important for us to know where we can get our caffeine fix in any given NYC neighborhood. SoHo is one of Manhattan’s trendiest areas, boasting incredible architecture, innovative restaurants, and cool bars. Here’s our guide to the 10 best cafes in SoHo.

La Colombe

Coffee Shop, American, $$$
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With a dynamic list of coffees, La Colombe offers both organic blends and a selection of freshly-ground options, from light to full-bodied. Opt for a dark, chocolaty blend, or go for the medium roast with sweet, fruity, and nutty tones. Alternatively, keep it light with a bright, citrus, tangy roast. The venue is spacious, and serves as a perfect meeting spot for that mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Little Lions

Cafe, American, $$$
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Little Lions, 40 Grand Street
Little Lions, 40 Grand Street | Image Courtesy of Little Lions
A visit to Little Lions will make it rather difficult to return to any typical coffee shop. Don’t just pair your coffee with a cake; at Little Lions, pair it with a furry friend. As SoHo’s very own cat cafe, this place provides the ultimate comfort of your usual caffeine fix with some well-deserved cuddles. You’ll need to make a reservation.

McNally Jackson

Bookstore, Library
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McNally Jackson in New York, USA.
McNally Jackson is the literary heart of SoHo | © Yvonne Brooks
Not your traditional cafe, McNally Jackson also serves as a library. Enjoy a strong cup of freshly-brewed coffee and a pastry while you browse their literary selection and delve into your favorite book. They also offer organic products supplied from the Hudson Valley.


Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, Salad Bar, American, $$$
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Maman Cafe City Shoot
Maman Cafe City Shoot | ©Jonathan Grado
Serving family recipes from the South of France, Maman brings the indulgent flavors of a French bakery to New York City. Headed by Chef Armand Arnal of Michelin-star restaurant La Chassagnette, Maman’s menu offers inspired dishes crafted from local produce, so the food is always fresh and delicious.

Ground Support Cafe

Cafe, Snack Bar, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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Croissant | © Pauline Mak/Flickr
Ground Support Cafe offers coffee grown by farmers who have a direct relationship with the cafe. Their coffee is all freshly roasted on-site, with the option to have a cup in the shop or buy a bag to take home. Should you decide to linger, you can also enjoy a selection of sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

Gregory's Coffee

Coffee Shop, American, $$$
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Colombia - Coffee Triangle 030 - coffee plantation tour
Colombia - Coffee Triangle 030 - coffee plantation tour | © McKay Savage/Flickr
Gregory’s Coffee offers customers a solid background on what they’re sipping, from where the coffee was sourced to its nutritional information. Download their app, available for iPhone and Android, which also lets you pay by card without wasting time at the register. Pair your coffee with one of their baked goods and enjoy.

Aroma Espresso Bar

Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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Café Gourmand
Café Gourmand | © Merle ja Joonas/Flickr
From Turkish to aromatic blends, Aroma Espresso Bar is a fantastic local option for those who take their coffee seriously. Try the ‘Con Panna’ – a thick shot of their custom blend espresso, topped with a scoop of whipped cream for an indulgent treat.

The Grey Dog

Cafe, Coffee Shop, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Offering a huge selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert options, The Grey Dog is one of your best cafe bets. Fostering a laid-back yet trendy vibe, this is the perfect place to stop in at any time of day. With so many things to choose from, this cafe will satisfy all of your coffee shop needs.