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Third Rail Coffee

240 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012

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Editor's Review

This tiny café in Washington Square – the first Third Rail location in Manhattan – is known as much for its coffee as its staff, some of the friendliest baristas in the city. Skilled at encouraging visitors to try both the house coffees and whatever featured roaster is in the hopper (look to the chalkboard menus for tasting notes), Third Rail's baristas have a way of making visitors feel at home in the intimate, mostly inward-facing seating here – a uniquely New Yorkish community atmosphere which necessarily becomes convivial through nature of its size alone. 

There's a singular drip coffee and standard espresso-milk menu if you like things simple, and non-dairy options include almond and oat milk. Pastries are sourced from local bakeries, with massive Dough donuts packing a complimentary punch to the coffee experience here. Retail includes staple coffees from Counter Culture, their roaster of record, as well as seasonally rotating guest beans.

Review: Katrina Yentch

Cafe Features

Loose Leaf Tea
Buy Beans
Table Seating

Coffee + Drinks

Filter Coffee
Non Dairy
Cold Brew
House Roaster
Counter Culture Coffee
Guest Roaster
2 x Mazzer
Coffee Machine
La Marzocco Linea
Opening Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00