Take a Coffee Tour of the Westchester Suburbs

Jul 7, 2023

If you live in the city, you no doubt have your go-to coffee spot – and the thought of ditching your AM routine post-move can be a lot to imagine. The good news? If you’re heading to the Westchester suburbs, you’ll have endless options to choose when it comes to coffee. With tons of top-notch cafes (including several city faves), you’ll have no trouble getting your java fix. 

#1. Larchmont & Mamaroneck

If you move to Larchmont or Mamaroneick, you’ll have access to the Long Island Sound coastline, tons of local splash pads and pools, Manor Beach and the Larchmont Yacht Club. (It’s no surprise that this town was once an escape for city dwellers…)

For your morning coffee run, check out The Roaster Cafe in Mamaroneck. It’s a family-owned cafe that serves coffee and breakfast classics in the morning before switching to a lunch and dinner menu later in the day.

Other faves? Espresso Cafeto offers a hip vibe and good food — plus, it’s next to Trader Joe’s so it’s a perfect choice when you are running errands. E-Shot is another chic spot offering tons of natural light and Sunshine Coffee roasts all of its beans in Larchmont and serves a menu of breakfast pastries and toast. Both E-Shot and Sunshine Coffee are convenient for commuters heading to the nearby Larchmont train station.

#2. Rye

Just 30 miles from NYC this coastal town offers beautiful beaches and a charming town center, ideal for active residents who want to get out. 

While you’re exploring Rye, be sure and swing by Poppy’s Cafe and The Granola Bar. Poppy’s has a fun mom-and-pop diner vibe and full menu of breakfast classics, amazing burgers, and plenty of coffee.

Coming in via train? The Granola Bar is close to the station so you can grab an avocado toast, smoothie or a granola bowl on your way in or out. Their lattes and coffee drinks will keep you caffeinated throughout the day – and at night, the space transforms into an actual bar with a full menu of wine and cocktails.

#3. Scarsdale

Just 20 miles outside of NYC, Scarsdale has so much to offer including top-rated schools, a quick commute,  a vibrant “downtown village” filled with restaurants, cafes and small businesses, and 12 public parks. 

And when you’re craving a top-notch cup of coffee? We’re all about Martine’s Fine Bake Shoppe. The coffee is five-star-worthy but don’t stop there. Be sure and grab some housemade macarons or a chocolate babka to go. Alternatively, head to the Scarsdale Public Library which is home to an outpost of the Apiary so you can order a cappuccino to sip while reading a favorite book.

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#4. Bronxville

Bronxville is known to Westchester locals for its top-rated schools and easy commute to the city – it’s just 18 miles from midtown Manhattan. Plus on most Saturdays, there’s a bustling farmers market where you can pick up some Cano Coffee

When the farmers market isn’t running, Slave to the Grind is the go-to caffeine destination in town. This neighborhood spot has been a staple for almost 30 years and serves pastries and espresso drinks along with beans by the pound for your at-home coffee needs.

#5. Pelham

Pelham is a tight-knit town with a little bit of everything. Here you’ll find sought-after schools, an arts center,  locally-owned shops and restaurants, and so much more.

For coffee in town, head to Caffe Ammi in North Pelham. This small-batch roastery has a decidedly Brooklyn vibe, serving single-origin drip and espresso stinks along with croissants and scones. J Cafe is another great option and this cozy living-room-style space is close to Woodland Park Playground – and an ideal spot for parents who need to caffeinate pre-playdate. 

#6. Ossining

Ossining is a Hudson River town that might be familiar to Mad Man fans – the Drapers called this popular town home.

This suburb is well-known for its arts, culture, and food scene and you won’t have a hard time finding a great place to eat. Aji Limo Peruvian Cuisine and Docas are two hot spots in town. There’s also a year-round Saturday morning farmers’ market with live music and local vendors including Ancestral Coffees for caffeine. First Village Coffee is also a favorite in town and in addition to featuring local art and a menu of specialty coffee drinks, this spot serves some incredible pastries. Insider tip: don’t skip the cinnamon buns.

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#7. Armonk

Food and culture are big in Armonk – so it’s no surprise you’ll find amazing coffee here. Tazza Cafe is a town favorite with its free WiFi and fresh brews. Across the street, there’s The Bagel Emporium – a frequent Best Bagel in Westchester winner – offers a selection of NYC-level Everything and Rainbow Bagels. And if you’re a fan of NYC go-to Bluestone Lane, you’ll be happy to know they’ve got an outpost in Armonk.

#8. Rye Brook 

Rye Brook is a small suburb with big-time amenities – think boutique fitness studios, foodie-approved restaurants, and tons of community activities for all ages. 

When you’re looking for a coffee break in Rye Brook, Lenny’s Bagels is the place to go. It’s a casual spot that’s been part of the community for years. Whether you’re craving iced coffee or hazelnut-brewed coffee, Lenny’s has you covered. Green & Tonic is another option if you want to try the signature Supr Brew coffee or are in the mood for a smoothie bowl.

#9. Tarrytown

Tarrytown has tons to offer year-round, from a summer Saturday farmers’ market to epic Halloween festivities. And, bonus, this historic town was once home to the iconic American author Washington Irving of headless horseman fame.

Muddy Water is one of the best coffee shops in Tarrytown and won “Best Cappuccino” award from Westchester Magazine in 2021. It’s a relaxed space to bring a laptop and work or sit and relax with a good book. There’s also Coffee Labs Roasters which is focused on sustainability and high-quality roasts and has been recognized by Westchester Magazine for serving the “Best Locally Roasted Latte.”

#10. Pleasantville and Croton-on-Hudson

Pleasantville and Croton-on-Hudson are about 20 minutes apart (and are two favorites with our clients). Pleasantville is beloved for its urban perks like walkability and Croton-on-Hudson for its charming, outdoorsy-town vibe.

For coffee in either town, don’t miss The Black Cow. This community favorite first opened in Croton in 1995 and later expanded to Pleasantville. Matters Coffee opened in Croton in 2022 and is a modern space for curated coffee and delicious pastries.  

#11. Katonah 

Part bookstore, part coffee shop, the Katonah Reading Room is perfect for grabbing a coffee and a great read. Take your coffee to go and stroll along Katonah Ave for a taste of the other shops and restaurants in town. 

Keep an eye out for Jay Street Cafe. This spot opened in 2022 and is the place to go when you want to sit down and enjoy breakfast along with some coffee. Their weekend brunch is especially good (and very popular). Be sure and call ahead if you’re planning to stop by.

#12. Mt. Kisco

Mt. Kisco is a walkable town with plenty to do. Residents enjoy all types of festivals and easy access to hiking trails, plus there are some great local spots in town. Mimi’s Coffee House is a favorite with commuters since it’s close to the train and serves some of the best lattes and matcha around. 

ROAMFurther Coffee is a speakeasy-style coffee house located in ROAMFurther Athletic. Once you find it, order an espresso drink or golden latte and feel free to pull out your laptop since the cafe offers free WiFi.

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#13. Peekskill

Between the public boat launches and thriving arts alliance, there’s something for everyone in this ‘burb. While you’re touring, swing by The Peekskill Coffee House, a local institution nicknamed “Peekskill’s living room” for its welcoming vibe. Come for the coffee but stick around for the live music and local art.

#14. Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe might be known for its craft beer scene but this tight-knit town also offers some great coffee options. Nutmeg is a stand-out for its coffee and tea selection along with a packed pastry cafe of pies, cakes and other homemade baked goods. The Bagel Loft is another good breakfast option where you can get drip coffee and, of course, a hand-rolled bagel or two.

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