We all know that coffee makes the world go-round, and finding your perfect cafe is one of the joys in exploring a new neighborhood. So now that you’ve moved into beautiful 1 QPS, it’s time to go on a caffeinated adventure. While Long Island City has plenty of lovely restaurants and coffee shops to choose from, we’ve narrowed down a few of our favorites to get you started. Cheers!


Etto Espresso Bar

Just a hop-skip away from 1 QPS, Etto Espresso Bar is the perfect place to cozy up with your favorite latte. This spot covers all of your coffee needs, from classic cold brew to a bulletproof blend. The beverages are only made better by their readily available baked goods: scones, cookies, brownies – AKA, the works.

Must-Try: Honey Lavender Latte

Address: 42-77 Hunter St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Clever Blend

This local LIC, Italian-style coffee shop takes pride in its products, an ideal that is echoed in the business slogan Coffee That Doesn’t Suck. Clever Blend focuses on brews from organic and fair trade beans – ensuring quality on all fronts. 

Must-Try: Sumatra- Viennese Dark Roast

Address: 2706 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101

Partner’s Coffee Roasters

If you’re a true coffee connoisseur, then Partner’s is your LIC spot! This spacious cafe has a perfectly-groomed courtyard to match. The open layout makes it ideal to grab a few of your besties and catch up over a cappuccino. Plus – for all those interested in the brewing process – Partner’s offers classes on everything from espresso fundamentals to latte art. 

Must-Try: Pour Over of the Miracle Blend

Address: 26-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101


Not a coffee fanatic? No problem – we’ve got you covered. Communitea has the food (gotta get a Buddha Bowl), ambiance, and a bountiful selection of loose-leaf teas to explore, while still carrying premium Irving Farm coffees to balance out their menu. The cafe is complete with plenty of seating, and fun weekly events to help bring the Queens community together. 

Must-Try: Lychee Oolong Tea

Address: 11-18 46th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101


If you enjoy the hybrid cafe-bar, look no further than Sweetleaf. This roasting company has its own signature coffee blends, vegan and gluten-free pastries, as well as a rotating beer and wine list. Not to mention a creative, swoon-worthy drink menu. Make sure to check out the signature cold brew and espresso options!

Must-Try: Maple Leaf Latte

Address: 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101