2017: Queens Voted Sweetleaf Best Coffee Shop for Getting Work Done!
10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 917-832-6726
Lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most civilized things in Long Island City,” Sweetleaf serves as a home away from home – and an office away from office – for a number of Queens residents. Since its opening in 2008, the Jackson Avenue bar has had one simple goal: to be the best espresso bar possible, and to keep getting better. It must be doing something right since this sweet little coffee shop was voted best coffee shop for getting work done. At first a 300-square-foot shop, the original Sweetleaf was expanded to triple its size in 2010 and has since become a comfortable work station for natives and newcomers alike. According to its owners, “it’s where old world charm meets state-of-the- art machinery to create something special and unique.” And Queens agrees.