Before you hit the trail to tackle a peak, clip into your skis, tour craft breweries and wineries, or mosey through a nearby museum, start your day with a body and mind-awakening cup of Catskills coffee.
There is something undeniably cozy and calming about a good coffee shop. The deep, rich smell of freshly ground beans, the sweet aroma of a warm scone, and the gentle hum of an indie band playing on the radio – it's an atmosphere that soothes the soul. And, for many of us, coffee is a pre-requisite for any day's agenda. Don't miss out on your morning, mid-day, or evening cup of Joe when you visit the Catskills. Head to one of these ten coffee shops for good brews and a great time!
1. Log Cabin Café
The Log Cabin Café and General Store in Purling has all the charm of a local hot spot while offering great on-the-go options for visitors. Dig into a delicious breakfast, drop in at lunchtime to enjoy a hearty sandwich, or pick up snacks, toiletries, candy, Boar's Head meats, and, of course, java to go! It's a one-stop shop for everything you need to start your Catskills adventure off right.
2. Higher Ground Coffee Co.
Supplement your caffeine with breakfast, sandwiches, or tasty homemade pastries at Higher Ground Coffee Co. in Windham. No matter what time of day you stop in, a waffle is the way to go. Enjoy it drizzled with chocolate and topped with whipped cream in the morning, or as a sinfully tasty bread substitute on their specialty Monte Cristo.
3. HiLo Café
Coffee is only the beginning of the spectacular menu at HiLo Café. Nestled in the charming town of Catskill, this funky café and art gallery serves an eclectic menu of coffee and espresso drinks, spiced steamed milks, loose leaf teas, Kava and Kombucha, local beer on tap, premium wines, and creative cocktails. They also have a drool-worthy menu of breakfast items, toasts, bowls, and treats featuring local ingredients. You'll feel trendier just walking in the door.
4. Cafeteria Coffee House
New Paltz is well-known for its hip hang-outs, and Cafeteria Coffee House is no exception. Industrial meets Americana in the artfully designed space, which doubles as a guitar shop. They serve a quality assortment of coffee and espresso beverages, as well as specialty concoctions and coffee shakes. A true community space, it's the perfect place to catch up on some reading, play a quick board game, or enjoy live local music.
5. Maeve's Place Coffee Shop
Maeve's Place is a new addition to Pine Hill Arms, a boutique hotel located in Pine Hill. Inspired by the hotel owner's daughter, the shop employs adults with intellectual and physical disabilities and serves products crafted by other special needs entrepreneurs. Maeve's Place offers great coffee, delicious baked goods, and specialty small plates. Pull up a stool at the counter or kick back at a table to enjoy your steaming brew and tasty treat.
6. Monkey Joe Roasting Co
Located in Kingston's mid-town district, Monkey Joe Roasting Co is a European-inspired coffee roaster and retailer that offers high-quality coffees in an authentic atmosphere. Here, coffee is more than a drink. It is a tradition and an art form. Special care is given to how the beans are roasted, stored, brewed, and served. Enjoy the flavor of the day or try one of their regular roasts. If you like what you taste, take home some beans to grind and brew yourself!
7. Java Love Roasters or Java Love Roaster Outpost
With locations in White Lake and Roscoe, you have two chances to experience Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. A women-owned artisan coffee roasting company, Java Love Roasters was inspired by a passion for community connection and quality coffee crafted with integrity. Their sustainably-sourced coffee beans are environmentally and farmer friendly, and each batch is mindfully roasted in small quantities. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup with your breakfast, lunch, or snack at their flagship store in White Lake, or pair your coffee with a scoop of farm-made ice cream at their Roscoe location.
8. Cafe Adella Dori
At Café Adella Dori in Callicoon, the food and drink you enjoy has all been handmade with love. From locally roasted coffee to hand-blended teas and homemade baked goods, their small menu featuring seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients will have you feeling like a part of the Catskills community in no time.
9. The Meeting Place
Meet up with friends, family, or new acquaintances at The Meeting Place in Unadilla. This community-minded coffee shop serves as a crossroads, creating common ground through tasty grounds. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, fresh baked goods, delicious food, and classic coffee drinks, it's a place where conversation flows freely and positivity is contagious.
10. Cross Roads Cafe & Coffee Bar
Cross Roads Café & Coffee Bar in Delhi is a classic caffeine joint. The cozy space is filled with funky décor and they serve a quality menu of breakfast and lunch items, including a daily sandwich and soup special! Grab your beverage to go or sit for a while and chat with a local. It's a window into everyday life in the Catskills.
If you're a coffee fanatic, a caffeine tour of the Catskills is just what you need to relax... until the buzz kicks in! Whether you're an aficionado of beans and roasting methods, or just enjoy a warm mug between your hands and the company of other coffee shop groupies, there's a java hut waiting for you in the Catskills.