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Think Coffee

248 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012 40.728219 -73.995508
nr. 3rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-6226 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse
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Mon-Fri, 7am-midnight; Sat-Sun, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 6 at Bleecker St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Great Desserts
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


Time spent at Think Coffee might just jumpstart your dormant dissertation. This coffeehouse on NYU turf keeps students (and the rest of the locals) well caffeinated and nourished. It also brings a social conscience to the dirty business of selling coffee: Think brews only Fair Trade and organic java; the hormone-free milk comes from small local farms; and ten percent of profits are donated to local charities. The food menu consists mostly of sandwiches and salads (made in-house), soups from Hale and Hearty, and breads and confections brought in from a veritable greatest-hits list of small New York bakeries (Tom Kat, Sweet Dreams, TriBeCa Oven). The space retains the aesthetic of an idealized, unfinished loft—columns, exposed bricks, scuffed wooden floors, painted tin ceiling—and hodgepodge seating options abound, with upholstered Victorian-style chairs and camel-backed sofas mixed in with tables for two, a banquette for larger parties, and a long, white marble-topped bar. Studying, of people and texts, happens up front, near the windows, where the music is quieter. The vibe towards the back is more convivial, if still collegial.


Think loves extras, like free wi-fi, Scrabble tournaments, readings, and live music.

Recommended Dishes

Organic yogurt-granola, $4.25; brownie, $3.21; Johnny Boy sandwich, $4.30

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