I love the camden coffee shop on delancey street; the coffee shop has been there since the 50’s, but George, who came from Cyprus has run the shop since 1978. It hasnt dated at all, George roasts the beans, grinds them and bags them all to order. Its a wonderful treat to see such an atmospheric little local shop. The best thing about living round the corner from this shop is the waft of fresh coffee in the streets. Its also such a change to see a small independent shop succeed when there are so many chain coffee shops around. Unfortunately, you cannot drink coffee there, just buy the beans ground or whole.
I also love the algerian coffee store in soho, with its numerous cafetieres for sale, its a splendid bazaar for everything coffee! you can also get coffee to drink there (standing up only) or to take away.
another favourite is the monmouth coffee shops – they now have 3 branches, and you can sit and enjoy coffee and a pastry!