It's no great surprise to find a thoughtful, delicious coffee enterprise in bustling Astoria—it's just a surprise it's taken this long. The Queens Kickshaw's got the goods and then some.
'Coffee Labs' on Serious Eats
You may not have expected artisanal coffee up in Headless Horseman country, but lo! Tarrytown's Coffee Labs has been roasting coffee and providing a cozy cafe space for humans and their dogs for nearly a decade. (Though inside dogs got the cafe kibosh by the Department of Health recently, the owners are looking to overturn this—the "Labs" in their name is not short for "Laboratories".)