6 Great Spots for Iced Coffee

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It’s hot. It’s really hot. Coffee that sans ice cubes just won’t cut it. Here are six coffee shops you might not know about in Union Square where you can get a delicious iced coffee to cool you down.

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1. Bourbon Coffee
43 West 14th Street
(212) 675-5552
Bourbon is larger than most coffee shops, and they offer free Wi-Fi (in air conditioning!). With comfortable seating, plenty of electric outlets, a variety of flavors and super clean bathrooms, this is the spot. Bourbon Coffee originated in Rwanda and the profits go to benefit the business industry of Rwanda.

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2. Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
71 Irving Place
(212) 995-5252
This hidden gem, is tucked a few steps below street level on Irving Place between 18th and 19th streets. It’s a dark, but quaint place to escape the heat. The lines are never too large, and there are even a few tables outside for those willing to brave the humidity.

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3. Joe the Art of Coffee
9 East 13th Street ‎
(212) 924-3300
Joe’s Union Square location is the best of this popular mini-chain. Tucked off 5th Avenue, the staff is always friendly and they can brew up a fantastic cup of iced coffee. They have an abundant selection of flavors and offer a large assortment of baked goods.

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4. Madman Espresso
East 14th Street
(212) 505-2233 ‎
Brand new to the neighborhood, this little coffee place is quickly becoming a favorite. If you’d like a delicious cup of coffee with time put into the pour, look no further. Every drink they make is carefully made, so this may not be ideal if you’re in a hurry. Although the space is small, there are few seats which offer a view of the street (AKA air-conditioned people watching is possible).

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5. Sunburst Espresso Bar
206 3rd Avenue
(212) 674-1702
Sunburst is a perfect spot for either a quick cup of coffee, or a sit down breakfast or lunch. They have a full menu and are opened until 11, later than most other coffee spots.

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6. Think Coffee
123 4th Avenue
(212) 614-6644
Recently renovated, Think Coffee is now better than ever. For a seat, we recommend stopping in during the morning, as it can be a challenge to find one in the afternoon. There is also breakfast, plenty of sandwiches, baked goods and they’re vegan friendly!

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