Unwind At One of These Upper West Side Coffee and Tea Shops

One of the many joys of the fall is unwinding in a nice, warm café with a steaming cup of coffee or tea and a comforting pastry. Here on the Upper West Side, we have tons of options for that – there are lots of cafes near your Sagamore apartment to enjoy!

Don’t get stuck on one – we have new cafes popping up every day and it’s worth it to try them all and pick out who serves your favorite muffin, scone or coffee. These shops are great stops as you head off on your way to work!

Joe Coffee, located at  514 Columbus Ave, New York which is an eight-minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a coffee spot offering free-trade brews, baked goods, classes and catering in a buzzy modern space.

Joe Coffee was founded in 2003 as a singular specialty coffee house with the simple vision of brewing the highest quality, unique coffees and serving them with unsurpassed hospitality and knowledge. In order to bring such highly curated coffees to their customers, they work alongside some of the most renowned domestic and international roasteries.

Edgar’s Café, located at 650 Amsterdam Ave, New York which is two blocks from your Sagamore apartment, is an easygoing coffee shop with a light cafe menu that includes salads and homemade desserts.

Edgar’s Café originated on the former site of the Brennen Mansion, which is where Edgar Allen Poe resided while he was writing the Raven. You’ll get a little piece of history if you make your way to this nearby café!


Joe Coffee

514 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 875-0100


Edgar’s Café

650 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

(212) 595-6261


New Tea Shop on the Upper West Side

As you walk around the Upper West Side near The Sagamore you will see an abundance of coffee shops. From Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and other local privately own shopped, residents are never short of their choices when it comes to coffee. What about tea though? While tea can be found at many of these places, there aren’t many shops specifically dedicated to the drink. Upper West Siders don’t need to worry anymore, as T2 is now open for business!

Located a quick subway ride downtown from The Sagamore, T2 is on 69th Street and Columbus Avenue. This Australian Tea Shop features over 200 different varieties of tea. Some of the different tea blends they sell include breakfast tea, oolong, green, black, herbal and more. Teas can be purchased in both loose leaf form as well as tea bags.

Some of the top selling teas from this shop include Lemongrass and Ginger loose leaf tea, New York Breakfast, Chai, French Earl Grey, Jade Mountain and Fruitalicious. In addition to all of their yummy teas, the shop also sells several different tea accessories. Gift packages combining tea mugs, ceramic glasses and an assortment of different teas are available if you are stumped on what to get someone for a special occasion. On the go mugs, sauces and more are available in the gift section as well.

Visit their website to learn more about this new shop and all they have to offer. You can also find tips about pairing tea!