With its warm brick walls and the aroma of fresh roasted coffee, Roast Coffee and Tea Trading Company in Patchogue is the perfect spot to relax in all day. When you’re not enjoying music from live performers, the baristas will usually have their iPods playing some of their favorite tunes. The coffee shop has such a large and varied menu that every time you stop in you can order something different. Menu picks include delicious cold brew, French press, espresso, lattes, and more. There’s even an excellent selection of teas, hot choclate and smoothies.
Babylon Bean Coffee House in Babylon (second location in Bayshore) always has something fun and interesting going on. Stop in on Wednesday nights and check out the musicians, comedians, and poets who perform on open mic night. And on Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. listen to live music of all kinds. While you’re here, enjoy the variety of beans imported from around the world and roasted locally. Your choices include Sumatra, French Roast, Colmobia Supremo, Ethiopian Longberry and many more.
When it comes to a unique atmosphere, you won’t find anything like Witches Brew in West Hempstead. Located in a century-old house, the plush couches and red velvet walls blend with the goth inspired decor. And strung lights and lit candles on each table give just enough light to sit and enjoy your coffee while relaxing. The menu offers something for everyone with vegetarian bites to sweet desserts, and an impressive selection of coffees and teas.
Coffee Booths is a small, family-owned coffeehouse in Selden. While it’s known for its relaxed atmosphere and freshly baked muffins, scones, and other breakfast options prepared on site, the coffeehouse is actually famous for its specialty lattes prepared without artificial syrups. A guest favorite, the s’mores latte, is made with homemade graham cracker cookie butter mixed into espresso, chocolate and marshmallow fluff and topped with mini marshmallows, crumbled graham crackers, and drizzled chocolate. Other options include the Nutella, Junior Mint, salted caramel, and Snickers.
No visit to Greenport is complete without a cup of Aldo’s famous coffee. Founded by Sicilian-born and France-raised Aldo Maiorana, Aldo’s has been roasting their coffee on-site since opening in the 80s. Even Starbucks wasn’t much of a competition: it closed its first Greenport location in 2011 after opening right across the street from Aldo’s in ’07. Aldo’s organic coffee goes perfectly with any of their fresh baked biscotti or scones baked right in house. Furry friends are also allowed to join owners on a coffee trip making Aldo’s that much sweeter.
Located in Northport, Caffè Portofino is a trendy coffeehouse that has a large coffee bar menu to go along with its breakfasts, soups, salads, and delicious pastries. The coffeehouse uses a local micro-roaster for its coffee supplier, and offers items such as café au lait, espresso, Americano, caramel macchiato, frappes, and much more. Stop by on the last Friday of every month for Poets-In-Port where many share and enjoy their original poems. Starting time is 7:30-8:30 p.m.