new york city

In this blog post, Tarra lists off a few of her favorite coffee shops across America

 As many of you road warriors/ remote workers know, finding a good spot to work can be tough. You need the right vibe – not too loud, not too dead, just enough energy and ambience to spark some creative productivity. It also means mentally preparing for the amount of coffee you will consume. (Proper work remote etiquette: Don’t work at a coffee shop without at least one purchase. Come on people, fair policy for a free office for the day.)   

Besides the insane caffeine consumption, remote working can be fun! Finding a new spot, people watching, and of course those Instagram stories are all in a day's work. Since I frequent 12 cities on the quest for the perfect work spot, I’m going to be sharing a few of my favorite gems in each of our cities, starting with

New York City

1. Ralph's Coffee

“The smell of freshly brewed coffee evokes so many memories for me. Mostly of time spent with friends and family, the people I love. I wanted to develop these coffee blends in that spirit, and create a place where people could come together

and take a break from their busy days.” - Ralph Lauren

888 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021


Located inside Roman and Williams Guild in Soho, La Mercerie by Chef Marie-Aude Rose celebrates the thoughtful delight of everyday French cooking. The café serves breakfast, a delightful lunch and an elegant dinner along with craft cocktails and an all-French wine list. Swing by and grab a delicious pastry, coffee or specialty tea on your way to work.


53 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

3. Cha cha matcha 

Specializes in all things matcha, that addictive and energizing, Japanese green tea powder. Cha Cha Matcha stands out for its quirky design and quality fare.



373 Broome St & 1158 Broadway & 327 Lafayette St

4. Devocion

Colombian-born Steven Sutton launched Devoción in 2006 to produce the freshest coffee imaginable — roasting provides only half of coffee’s flavor, while mere freshness of the beans does the rest of the work. And yet, most coffee beans sit around for months, losing flavor every day. That’s why the Devoción team does everything short of picking the cherry, and do it faster than anyone else — we hand-select our 1,000+ farm partners, dry-mill at our Bogotá facility, control the export process, and roast in Brooklyn. With year-round harvesting throughout Colombia and faster transport from origin to cup than any other purveyor (in as fast as 10 days), Devoción ensures its coffee’s supreme purity, freshness and integrity. You’ll taste the difference in a single sip.



25 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003 

5. The nomad hotel

NoMad New York is housed in a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been fully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by French designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the hotel was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth. The 168 rooms are residential in feel and decorated in his classic, timeless style. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom-designed furnishings and original artwork. The soaring ceilings throughout the public spaces provide a fine gathering place to enjoy dining, drinking and socializing. 

1170 Broadway & 28th Street , New York, NY 10001 

See you on our next trip to New York City! 

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