Sweetleaf is a coffee & espresso bar with a huge selection of baked goods made on the premises. Opened in 2008 and soon stocking Stumptown while they were still new boys on the NY circuit, Sweetleaf expanded rapidly (sideways), and by 2010 had taken the next door space and after 3 month of toiling was ready to unveil one of the most beautiful cafes in NYC. Exposing the building’s original tin walls and ceiling, and playing up the old world feel allowed the beauty of the building to speak for itself. Working on a budget the size of a coffee bean Sweetleaf’s owner Freddy used recycled, original wood from where else but the very same building. With three times the original size and with three distinct sections including a laptop room and a vinyl room for listening to records, they now serve Verve coffee alongside Stumptown brews.


SWEETLEAF (Long Island City, Queens, NY)
Address: 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Their website: SweetleafLIC.com
NY Mag review: NYMag.com
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