New York City’s Indie Coffee Shops Now Outnumber Big Chains

February 13, 2013 9:35 am
New york city coffee shops by zip code

Source: NYCEDC

The number of independent and small chain coffee shops in New York City now beats the number of locations run by the city’s two dominant chains, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. That trend has been fueled by the high numbers of younger consumers (18-35) working in the city who are willing to pay up for a premium cup of coffee, suggests a recent statistical analysis from the New York Economic Development Corp.

The EDC reviewed the latest restaurant inspection results from the city’s health department, which identifies  1,700 coffee shops within the five boroughs. The 972 single-location or small chain shops represents 57 percent of the city’s coffee spots, while Dunkin Donuts’ locations (454) and Starbucks (272) make up the remainder.

Here’s more from the EDC review:

Manhattan neighborhoods have the highest density of cafés per ZIP code. The East Village ZIP code of 10003 has the highest number of shops with 49, closely followed by Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen (10019) with 47. Midtown East (10017) and SoHo (10012) each have 41, and Tribeca/Chinatown (10013) has 40. The non-Manhattan neighborhoods with the highest concentration of caffeine are Williamsburg (11211) with 31 shops, Glendale (11385) with 32 shops, and Park Slope (11215) with 32 shops.

starbucks and dunkin versus indie coffee shops in New York

Source: NYCEDC

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