Located in the storefront previously occupied by Simon Sips (RIP), Bluebird is a great spot not only because the baristas consistently turn out excellent coffee (beans from Counter Culture), but because it’s located on an almost idyllic stretch of an otherwise chaotic area. Also on offer are delicious treats and made to order sandwiches, making this a great stop for your wake up coffee, or as a place to refuel when you’re out and about. It’s a small space, so limited indoor seating, but the patio out front’s a great perch on a nice day – and there’s always the square across the street to kick back in. It’s also a couple doors down from the original Tuck Shop so you could not only treat yourself to a great coffee but A PIE too!

Location: 72 East 1st St (at 1st Ave)
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm; Sun 9am-7pm
Subway: F to 2nd Ave (take the 1st Ave exit and you’ll pop out right across the street)
Website: www.bluebirdcoffeeshop.com

Close to: Tuck Shop (PIES, SAUSAGE ROLLS, LAMINGTONS!), Whole Foods, Juicy Lucy.