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Best Coffee Shops in Greenpoint for Freelancers

Finally, I decided to write coffee shops in Greenpoint. I moved to this neighborhood last September. Since then I am all around the place. But first I want to talk about the history of me and coffee.

I love to try new places, especially new coffee shops. I have to admit when I first come to New York, I couldn’t go any other places than Starbucks. It is embarrassing but that’s the truth. Because all the other coffee shops were too strong for my taste. After I moved to Upper East Side I started to try different coffee shops around the city and finally I understand the value of independent coffee shops. They all offer authenticity, uniqueness, nice chat with baristas and really delicious coffee.

I believe It has been maybe 2 years now, I haven’t go to Starbucks for coffee. It is like our relative that we know from our parent’s conversations but not really need to visit them. I appreciate Starbucks whenever I need to go to the bathroom, and I’m a nice person I always but a bottle of water for an exchange of their service.

After I learn how tasty a really nice strong coffee, I started to hunt strongest one in the city. I still think Coffee Abraco which is in East Village is the strongest above all. I don’t drink that strong coffee anymore because coffee hurts my stomach but I still enjoy a cup of cappuccino or cortado daily basis not more than one, though. After I appreciated my small coffee shops I started to list them for New Yorkers. Since it is always the biggest problem we New Yorkers have, where the hell I am going to study or work with free wifi and with a nice cup of coffee. My first coffee shop post was about Upper East Side’s best coffee shop called Jax Coffee. The second was the coffee shops around Union Sq. (And here is Williamsburg Coffee Shops)

And finally here is the list of coffee shops that I enjoy to go in Greenpoint.

1. Sweetleaf Coffee

Wifi: √
Outdoor: √
Gluten-Free: Not too strong but has some stuff.
Con: Can’t really tell anything, I wish they were open until 8 or 9 pm. (Say Hello to Jane!! She is cool.)

I have to admit that having Sweetleaf 3 blocks away from new house made our minds to move this new house 🙂

2. Eagle Trading Co

Wifi: √
Outdoor: √
Gluten Free: not sure!
Con: They close the place too early at 5 or 6 pm. Seriously?

3. Bakeri

Wifi:X
Outdoor: √
Gluten Free: Some stuff, my expectations are higher for them, though.
Con:

4. Maman

Wifi: √
Outdoor: Not really.
Gluten Free: not sure!
Con: I wish they have more friendly baristas. They are not rude or anything but they are not the ones you talk every morning when you have your morning coffee. Do you understand what I am talking?

5. Budin

Wifi: √
Outdoor: X
Gluten Free: not sure!
Con: You might go to Budin as planning you are gonna work there until 10 pm (which is their winter hour for closing) somehow barista decides to close 9 pm instead.

6. Champion

Wifi: √
Outdoor: X
Gluten Free: Yes! They have nice gluten free sandwich bread.
Con: I don’t like the white strong decoration in this coffee shop. They close 8 pm. Which is late than most of the coffee shops around the neighborhood.

Tell me your favorite coffee shops from Greenpoint.

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