Humanity has experimented with different drink-making plants, leading not only to delicious coffee and tea, but also to the kidney-bean brew and steeped-sycamore-leaf drink. Sample the perigee of roasted infusions with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of drinks, snacks, and treats at SweetLeaf in Long Island City.
SweetLeaf serves fair-trade-certified specialty coffee and whole-leaf tea, filling cups, mugs, hearts, and minds with flavors and aromas of pure, delicious sustainability. A cup of Stumptown ($2), which won Roaster of the Year from Roast magazine, can mean the difference between hitting the ground running and creeping back into bed to hit the snooze button relentlessly. Give your alarm clock time to let its bruises heal by slurping a macchiato ($3) or a foamily refreshing cappuccino ($3.50). Decadence-seeking mocha lovers get their fix from a chocolate-laced cup for $4. SweetLeaf's in-house baked muffins ($2.50), cookies ($2.50), and savory croissants ($3.75) delight any coffee and tea-tinted tongue; look for a selection of freshly baked treats (priced daily) that change depending on the day, humidity, or how well you can affect a Prussian accent.
Sweetleaf's devotion to independent roasts, specialty tea, and the right of all people to bear mechanical pencils extends to its décor. Stepping in through the antique door of its cozy corner location, visitors immediately sense that they can make themselves right at home, as if they were stepping into Ruth Gordon's parlor.
More than 45 Yelpers give Sweetleaf a nearly perfect 4.5 stars:
- This is the joint that changed my opinion and taste buds on coffee forever. I thought Starbucks was great (compared with cart and diner coffee, and the instant stuff you make at home), but now I've seen the light! How can you not give this place 5 stars? – Amar S.
- The best coffee in Long Island City, period. – ciprian t.
- Every pull of espresso is made with love. The fact that it is the only place in queens carrying stumptown coffee makes Sweetleaf even better. I also like the cinnamon rolls there as well....so gooood. – Vicky N.
Sweetleaf proudly serves Stumptown Coffee, which has won Roaster of the Year from Roast magazine and was named by Saveur magazine as one of the 9 Great Coffees. Food and Wine calls the Stumptown espresso the "gold standard."
10-93 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, New York 11101Get Directions