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Society Coffee Lounge

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2104 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10026 40.802991 -73.956364
at 114th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-222-3323 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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B, C at 116th St.



Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary



This venue is closed.

Though locally famous for its rich, aromatic, fair-trade coffee blends—along with a killer brunch menu—this modest South-Harlem café is much more than just a spot for a good meal. It functions as a communal living room for the neighborhood—a place where aspiring recording artists sing snatches of lyrics to one another over plates of shrimp and cheese grits; where older couples share the Sunday Times and discuss the local artwork decorating the walls; and where groups of students spread their study notes over the wide wooden tables and nurse mug after mug of caramel cappuccino. On late weekend mornings, the brick-walled space fills with hungry families. In the late afternoons, though, the vibe gets mellow: Affable, dreadlocked servers are likely to pull up a chair when taking orders; the stereo hums with old-school soul and reggae, and sunlight streams through the storefront windows.

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