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7 Coffee Spots at the Oculus

Whether you’re working at the World Trade Center, commuting through campus, or visiting as a tourist, chances are you’ll want to grab a cup of coffee while you’re at the Oculus. Like most of New York City, the Oculus has a coffee place for everyone with no shortage of unique coffee shops and globally recognized coffee chains. Looking to sit back and sip? Or order ahead and carry on your way? We listed seven coffee shops where you can enjoy your next cup of brew.


All World Trade Center coffee shops and dining retailers follow New York City and CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Proof of vaccination is required for indoor dining.

Blue Bottle Coffee

 

Located on Cortlandt Way at the base of 4 World Trade Center, Blue Bottle Coffee is a go-to for coffee enthusiasts. The California-based shop takes their coffee very seriously (just check out their “Our Coffee” page). Blue Bottle offers everything from pour-overs to cold brew along with a selection of delicious pastries. What makes the World Trade Center location particularly special is the store’s design and orientation. The café faces the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, which heavily influenced the Blue Bottle design’s team material choices and the overall store aesthetic. High ceilings, large windows, bar-style seating, and neutral tones create a calming and warm atmosphere for commuters, office workers, and campus visitors.

Hours
: Monday-Friday from 6:30am-7:00pm & Saturday-Sunday from 7:00am-7:00pm.
Location
: 4 World Trade Center, Streel Level off Cortlandt Way  
Dining Options: Indoor & Outdoor Seating, To-go 

Devon and Blakely

 

Devon and Blakely may be best known for their soups, salad, and sandwiches, but did you know they also offer a full menu of coffee drinks, from espressos to mochaccinos? (Tea is on the menu, too.) We recommend pairing your beverage with a bagel, which they bake fresh daily.  

Hours:
Monday-Friday from 7:00am-4:00pm
Location: Oculus West Concourse, Main Level close to the Brookfield Place entrance  
Dining Options: To-go  
 

Eataly

 

Take a trip to Caffe Lavazza at Eataly for a cup of Italy’s finest. Lavazza is considered the “symbol of Italian espresso worldwide,” thanks to its 120-year history and quality products. If you stop by for breakfast, consider ordering a “colazione italiana,” an Italian breakfast with a latte or coffee accompanied by bread with butter and jam. You can grab a seat by the big windows overlooking Liberty Street to enjoy your treats. Want to bring the “dolce vita” home? Grab a bag of Lavazza coffee from Eataly’s grocery section.  

Hours: Daily from 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: 101 Liberty Street, 4 World Trade Center, Floor 3
Dining Options: Indoor seating and to-go   

Épicerie Boulud

 

Walk into the heart of the Oculus and you can’t miss Epicerie Boulud, the café started by French chef Daniel Boulud, owner of several award-winning restaurants. The World Trade Center location is one of three across New York City serving up a menu of French pastries, breakfast sandwiches, soups, and of course, a wide variety of coffee drinks and teas. If you have time, take a seat for great people watching and one-of-a-kind views of the Oculus.  

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-7:00pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00pm, & Sunday from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Location: Oculus Main Level, close to PATH Train entrance  
Dining Options: Indoor seating and to-go

Joe & the Juice

 

Copenhagen-based company Joe & the Juice has locations all over the world, including at the Oculus. If you prefer to enjoy your coffee relaxed and seated, Joe and the Juice is the spot for you. The cozy cafe is a perfect respite from the grind of New York City thanks to its always-on music and ambiance lighting. Heads up: If you’re new to the brand, the different color lattes and drinks (pink, grey, purple, and yellow) represent the size and color of the cups (not the beverage color itself). The menu is full of breakfast, snack, and lunch options, too, from acai bowls to their signature shakes.

Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:00am-9:00pm & Saturday-Sunday from 7:00am-7:00pm
Location: Oculus West Concourse, Main Level close to the Brookfield Place entrance  
Dining Options: Indoor seating and to-go  
 

Starbucks

 

As the world’s largest coffee chain, Starbucks is always a reliable and consistent option. The World Trade Center location is no different and offers the classic Starbuck’s menu—including everyone’s favorite seasonal beverages. The store is right next to the E Train World Trade Center Station and very busy during the morning commute, so we recommend ordering ahead on the Starbucks app. You can only get items to-go at this location, but there is outdoor public seating nearby at both North and South Oculus Plazas.  

Hours: Monday-Friday from 5:00am-8:00pm & Saturday-Sunday from 6:00am-7:00pm
Location: Oculus North Concourse, Mezzanine Level close to E Train entrance
Dining Options: To-go

Two Geese Bakery at Gansevoort Liberty Market

 

Inside the Oculus food hall, Gansevoort Liberty Market, you’ll find Two Geese Bakery. The bakery offers coffee and tea, but it also serves treats by executive pastry chef Jessica Lee, who has a background in fine dining restaurants across New York City. The menu includes a wide variety of sweet delights including strawberry Nutella croffles (a combination of croissant and waffle) and chocolate chip cookies (some of the best in Lower Manhattan), which means your morning coffee may be accompanied by a side of sugar. Indoor seating is available within the market hall.  

Hours:
Monday-Friday from 7:00am-7:00pm & Saturday-Sunday from 11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Oculus South Concourse, Balcony Level C1  
Dining Options: Indoor seating and to-go dining

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