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Top 5 Coffee Shops Near Gateway

Mar 3, 2021

If you’re anything like us, a fresh cup of coffee in the morning is essential to getting the day started! There’s nothing quite like waking up and enjoying an espresso with city views or strolling along the waterfront esplanade with a steamy latte drink in hand. Fortunately, living at Gateway puts us in close proximity to some of the best coffee shops around! For exactly where to go to get your next caffeine fix, read ahead to check out our recommendations for the top coffee shops right here in Downtown Manhattan.

Laughing Man Coffee Company

The TriBeCa outpost of this popular coffee company is a go-to for classic espresso-based drinks and specialty favorites like their honey lavender latte. Founded by actor Hugh Jackman, this Laughing Man location also offers gluten free and vegan treats in a chic New York setting.


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LPQ at Gateway

Our local Le Pain Quotidien is just steps away from Gateway--an easy first stop when heading out for a walk along the waterfront and the surrounding downtown area. With breakfast and lunch options as well, LPQ is a great neighborhood meeting point or a convenient place for grab-and-go options. In warmer weather, the outdoor terrace provides excellent views and city people-watching opportunities too!


Blue Bottle Coffee

Trendy coffee joint Blue Bottle Coffee is a staple amongst in-the-know coffee drinkers. With locations throughout NYC, stop by this local Greenwich Street spot directly across from the National September 11th Memorial Plaza for exceptional coffee in a thoughtfully-designed space that pays tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. A space for contemplation and reflection, this location offers a serene enclave for enjoying a cup of joe.


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Starbucks Reserve 

Be sure to check out our nearest Starbucks for all your coffee needs. Found in neighboring Brookfield Place, this location offers all the classic drinks we’ve come to love, in addition to select Starbucks Reserve blends and LaBoulange pastries to pair along with. Enjoy free wifi and ample room to set-up shop when it’s time to change the WFH location for the day.

Jack’s Stir Brew

This 100% organic coffee shop and vegan bakery is ideal for ethically sourced, shade-grown coffee and good-for-you treats! Established in 2003, Jack’s Stir Brew helped to pioneer and make popular the crop-to-cup movement. Visit their Reade Street location for terrific coffee and friendly vibes!

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We hope you check out these awesome coffee shops around lower Manhattan soon! Show us what you’re drinking by tagging us on social at #YourGateway!