Recently came into a bunch of free time and decided to use it to explore some of NYC's coffee establishments that would be otherwise too inconvenient. Have now gone to the following: Brooklyn - Toby's Estate, Queens Kickshaw, Upright Coffee, Bedford Hill Coffee Bar, Manhattan - Stumptown, O Cafe, Third Rail, Jack's. I am not as into espresso as others here are, opted for either pour-over, americano or cold brew when I needed something iced. The place I kept going back to was Toby's Estate. For me, it delivered the full package - pour-over quality was high (tried Colombia and Brazil), extremely pleasant place to sit (good vibe, nicely decorated room, lots of space) and very friendly service. The other plus was that the granola parfait thing they do there is great. My favorite cold brew was Queens Kickshaw in Astoria though when I went there on a Tuesday morning, the place was nearly deserted, was borderline awkward. Enjoyed the americanos at Third Rail the most, I am not enough of a connoisseur to put my finger on why - flavors, ratio etc all seemed to work.