BABYLON BEAN – Babylon –
Whether you prefer your coffee simple or sweet, there’s something for you at Babylon Bean. The atmosphere is alternative, yet refreshing. Art covers the walls (available for purchase), and the clientele is friendly and talkative.
Personal In-House Favorites: Funky Monkey Mocha, Red Eye, Toasted Almond Coffee
CRAZY BEANS – Miller Place –
One of my brother’s all-time favorites, this quirky coffee shop has an eccentric menu in an accessible location. This place is for the adventurer, but has something for everyone. [Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Friendly]
Personal In-House Favorites: Rainbow Cookie Latte, Toasted Marshmallow Latte, Iced Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Latte
CYRUS: CHAI & COFFEE COMPANY – Islip –
My sister-in-law Katie introduced my brother and I to this treasure. Cyrus is simple and to the point, and may have some of the best coffee on Long Island in my opinion. You can smell the different blends before choosing the one you want to purchase. They also have delicious in-house bites.
Personal In-House Favorites: Indonesia, Hawaii, Brazil
ROAST COFFEE & TEA TRADING COMPANY – Patchogue –
Cozy, urban feel. Customers rave about the lattes, and the comfortable, serene ambiance.
Personal In-House Favorites: Iced Coconut Latte, Honeysuckle Latte, Cold Brew
SOUTHDOWN COFFEE – Huntington –
Southdown grants their customers the hometown feel – quaint, warm, simple and to the point. Quality coffee, delicious bites, and quite possibly the best egg sandwich in Huntington.
Personal In-House Favorites: Maple Latte, Flat White, Cortado
SWEETIE PIES ON MAIN – Cold Spring Harbor –
One of my all-time favorite places to work remotely. Their outdoor seating area is worth visiting – supremely tranquil, with floral aromas, and readily available seating. I also genuinely appreciate the fact that they use cold brew to make their ice cubes.
Personal In-House Favorites: Iced Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Gluten-Free Pound Cake, Egg and Bagel Bombs
THE WITCHES BREW – West Hempstead –
This is truly the most appropriate place I can think of to spend Halloween. Spooky, eccentric, borderline-eerie (in the best way) – The Witches Brew is a fall must. Plus, they have some great desserts. Oh, and a killer tea list.
Personal In-House Favorites: Coffee Float, “The Autumn”, Crème Brûlée
TOAST COFFEEHOUSE – Port Jefferson –
I’m a big fan of Toast. I enjoy sitting at the bar, ordering a flavored cappuccino and chatting with the other community-seated folks. They also have great breakfast options.
Personal In-House Favorites: Toasted Almond Cappuccino, Chai Tea Latte, Double Espresso