Four Coffee Shops Around Manhattanville You Should Check Out This Year

What better way to kick off 2022 than by supporting local businesses and getting caffeinated? 

Kelly Moffitt
January 07, 2022

We here at Neighbors love our coffee and as 2022 kicks off, we're taking a look at some of the best spots to grab a cup on and around the Manhattanville campus. Here are some of the great locally-owned coffee shops you can find in West Harlem. Make it your goal to try them all as we kick off the new year.

Inside of dear mama coffee

Dear Mama | 611 W 129th 
This Harlem-born coffee spot opened up its second location in 2019 in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. You can sit in the café, which serves coffee roasted locally in Red Hook, Brooklyn, along with espresso, cappuccino, and more favorites, plus pastries and other light fares.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video about the coffee shop here:

inside of i like it black

I Like It Black | 409 W 125th
Patrons rave about I Like It Black’s cold brew. This coffee shop specializes in Bringing Black and Brown Roasters from around the country to Harlem.

Kuro Kuma Storefront

Kuro Kuma Espresso & Coffee | 121 La Salle
Baked goods from Balthazar’s and Counter Culture beans, patrons rave about the smooth and creamy nature of this local joint’s coffee. 

Plowshares coffee shop

Plowshares Coffee Roasters | 1351 Amsterdam
Plowshares began roasting specialty coffee in Hillburn, New York, in 2008, and their space in West Harlem really shines. This location boasts 3,000 sq. feet of cafe and production space, where customers can relax. You also get the bonus of watching coffee being roasted in an original 1940s Probat coffee roaster. 

Check out more coffee spots around all of Columbia's campuses here