Greenwich Village Specialty
Gasoline Alley Coffee
325 Lafayette St., Greenwich Village
They brew Intelligentsia coffee here, and make a mean macchiato, though it's their work with a chai (and alternative milks) that is really winning hearts across the city. They also serve insane donuts. There are two outposts very close to each other (roughly Greenwich Village and Little Italy).
224 W. 4th St., Greenwich Village
The Village is no stranger to coffee shops and tea houses, but Chalait is the first one to feature such a matcha-heavy menu. For the uninitiated, our favorite matcha latte—creamy and not too bitter—is a good intro to this potent, antioxidant-rich green tea. For non-believers, there’s Counter Culture coffee and a variety of loose-leaf teas.