Rounding out the last of my back logged posts from my time in New York, I wanted to make another special mention to a coffee store in Long Island City called Sweetleaf. Located a couple of blocks away from the PS1, this was where I got a perfectly formed cortado and wished I could have spent just a litle bit more time relaxing in their very nice cafe.
I think like many modern coffee stores, Sweetleaf supplies free wifi although they have this really nice large table next to their open aired kitchen that they recommend you use.
Amongst all the cakes and pastries, they also looked like they prepared a good selection of sandwiches and salads though it wasn’t quite lunch time when we went by. I just really needed my coffee at this point.
It looked like quite a number of other customers were regulars, or at least on a first name basis with the baristas behind the bar. I can see why because the baristas were pretty friendly and knew what they were doing. In fact, the barista told me that she was just going to pull another shot because she knew immediately that it apparently wasn’t a good one. It wasn’t long before I was sipping on the crema of a beautifully made cortado, once again waking up to the world.
Name: Sweetleaf Lic
Found at: 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101