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Bluebird Coffee Shop

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72 E. 1st Street, New York, NY 10003 40.72339 -73.98868
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-1879 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse
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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time
  • WiFi


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

It’s no surprise to find this tiny coffee shop filled to capacity at all hours. Not only does the central 1st and 1st location attract brunch run-off from its popular neighbor Prune, but Bluebird's owners (Alexander Hall and Sabrina Godfrey, also of Milkbar) create a homey, friendly atmosphere. The copper-topped tables are crowded with young locals and their friends; the brick walls are painted white, and sunlight pours in through the windowed façade. The brew is from Counter Culture, the breakfast sandwich is served on a homemade cheddar-and-chive biscuit, and fresh desserts are baked on the premises, including an admirably gooey chocolate chip cookie.


$10 credit card minimum.

Recommended Dishes

Chocolate chip cookie, $1.50