The Cup Coffeehouse
Chill on a couch with a frappe and a game of Uno or indulge in luxe desserts inside this café with living-room vibes. There’s also an outdoor patio.
3268 Railroad Ave., Wantagh516-826-9533
Owner-roaster Arsalan Pourmand roasts single- origin beans inside this cheerful, slightly retro café, and constantly pushes the envelope with innovative drinks as well as robust cold brew.
211 Main St., Farmingdale516-586-8979 https://www.fluxcoffee.com/
For Five Coffee Roasters
This stylish café has a few tables and a sleek counter for diving into espresso and pourovers from house-roasted beans. Bites include salmon gravlax tostadas and dolsot bibimbap, a Korean rice dish served in a stone bowl.
292 Plandome Rd., Manhasset516-918-9488 http://forfivecoffee.com/
Gentle Brew Coffee Roasters
Owner Bryan Baquet’s roasted beans can be found across Long Island. Chemex, AeroPress, French press, cold brew and nitro brew, it’s all here. Other location: Boardwalk at 1 National Blvd.
151 E. Park Ave., Long Beach516-605-2370 http://www.gentlebrewcoffee.com/
Georgio’s Coffee Roasters
Glass cold-drip contraptions create a lablike vibe inside this rustic spot, which is presided over by longtime roaster Georgio Testani and his wife, Lydia. Their house brews are the bar against which many others are measured.
1965 New Hwy., Farmingdale516-238-2999 https://www.georgioscoffee.com/
Kookaburra Coffee Co.
This was one of the OG coffee cafés, opening near the Rockville Centre LIRR station in 2007. The bigger, brighter Malverne place is less than a year old; pastries, some baked in-house, are sold at both spots.
324-A Hempstead Ave., Malverne516-218-2258 https://www.kookaburracoffeeny.com/
Mongo’s Coffee Roastery & Lounge
Owner and lifelong roaster Mitchel Margulis churns out robust blends, including one for nitro cold brew; pastries and savory lunch items come from area bakeries and artisans.
170 Michael Dr., Syosset516-584-6464 https://www.shop.mongoscoffee.com/
Pipeline Coffee Co.
This cozy Wantagh café has a a prime location near the Wantagh LIRR station. Beans come from a Brooklyn roastery, and muffins are ornate. Other location: 318 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre
1887 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh516-785-5000 https://www.pipelinecoffeecompany.com/
Urban Brew Co.
Inside the subway-tiled interior is a mellow vibe and medium-bodied house roast (beans are roasted elsewhere), as well as cappuccino, chai tea lattes and syrups and nut milks galore.
196 2nd St., Mineola516-280-4082 https://www.urbanbrewco.com/
Aldo’s Coffee Company
Owner Aldo Maiorana has been roasting his own beans since 1987. While you can find them in many restaurants, the café offers an atmospheric setting for sipping.
103-105 Front St., Greenport631-477-6300 https://aldos.com/
Babylon Bean North
A bleached-wood aesthetic and a few tables set the stage for a busy trade in mostly takeout coffees (beans are roasted out back), plus smoothies, acai bowls and pastries from area bakers.
775 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon631-314-4073
This no-frills yet charming spot serves inner central Suffolk with ornate specialty lattes (think s’mores or Junior Mints melted into espresso) as well as hot chocolate, breakfast biscuits and other treats.
226 Middle Country Rd., Selden631-846-1966 https://coffeebooths.business.site/
Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Co.
This chic and comfy coffee and tea shop across the parking lot from the Bay Shore LIRR station brews beans from across the world—served as pourovers—as well as multiple kinds of cold brew.
1 Railroad Plaza, Bay Shore631-206-1616
Hampton Coffee Company
There is a full lineup of espressos and their caffeinated cousins, and some of the pastries are baked on the premises. Three other locations: Water Mill, Southampton (home to the roastery) and Aquebogue
194 Mill Rd., Westhampton Beach631-288-4480 http://hamptoncoffeecompany.com/
The funky, slightly industrial café swarms with students, tourists and others thirsty for robust house roasts, smoky 22-hour cold brew and tea lattes, as well as pastries, pancakes and savory snacks.
106 E. Main St., Port Jefferson631-509-0627 https://www.cafelocals.com/
North Fork Roasting Co.
This homey Southold spot owned by Jennilee Morris and Jess Dunne is an oasis on cold winter days and, when summer rolls around, pours an inky 16-hour cold brew.
55795 Main Rd., Southold631-876-5450 https://www.noforoastingco.com/
Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co.
This Main Street roastery-café has been caffeinating Patchogue since before its current food renaissance. Options include single-origins and a Brazilian-based cold brew.
41 E. Main St., Patchogue631-627-3966 https://roast.coffee/
Cortados, Americanos and chai lattes share the bill with South-Fork-esque smoothies and “detoxing” charcoal drinks. Food comes in the form of pizza, acai bowls and more.
78 Main St., Sag Harbor631-725-8696
Sergi Coffee & Roast
Owner Ibrahim Sergi is a former philosophy teacher turned roaster and relies on Colombian beans for his house roast and related espresso, cappuccino and the like.
780 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon631-526-9982 http://sergicoffee.com/
There’s often a wait for both counter and tables inside this funky, full-service restaurant, where nitro cold brew is on tap and the beans are from Stone Street Coffee Co. in Brooklyn.
556 Route 25A, St. James631-250-9238 https://soulbrew.coffee/
This tiny café has a retro-chic feel and some of the most finely tuned coffee on the Island; owner Mark Boccard earns awards for his roasting juju. Other location: 49 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay
210-B Wall St., Huntingtonhttps://www.southdowncoffee.com/