A Guide to Some of the Cutest Cafés in the Catskills

Just a few years back, it was a trial to find any coffee shop with a soy latté, and now it feels like they’re popping up every day. We’re not throwing shade at the ease of the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru, but it sure is lovely to have all of these quality coffee shops everywhere in our area. Here’s where to fuel up, hang out and score light eats.

Brandenburg Bakery 
66 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 (845) 439-0200
Bradenburg Bakery is not your average coffee shop. From fresh-baked sprouted grain bread made on the premises, to buttery croissants and cappuccinos, Bradenburg is a must if you’re in Livingston Manor and in need for a pick-me-up. We suggest grabbing a box of the Bakery’s killer pastries for your ride back to Manhattan. Your copilot will be delighted.

Bethel Market
2020 NY-17B, Bethel, NY 12720 (845) 583-3130
Bethel Market is where music history and coffee collide. Nestled on the historic Route 17, Bethel Market is a charming café with coffee, breakfast sandwiches, AND…wait for it…WiFi. If you’re in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by the Bethel Woods Museum afterwards for counterculture nostalgia and The Dancing Cat Saloon for a cocktail.

Photo: Matt Novak

Floyd & Bobo’s 
98 N Main St, Liberty, NY 12754 (845) 292-6200
This is the go-to lunch spot in Liberty. Whether you’re pining for a mozzarella panini or a simple salad, the husband and wife team at Floyd & Bobo’s have the café method down to a science. They also have delicious cakes made fresh to order. So if there’s an upcoming celebration, remember this place.

Brew
280 Rock Hill Dr, Rock Hill, NY 12775 (845) 796-2222
Brew is a few different places all rolled into one. And by that, we mean you can go for craft beer, burgers, and yes, coffee. This is the ideal spot to kick it with friends and spend the afternoon playing Jenga while doing a flight tasting. Let it be known that they have an incredible beer selection in the back where you can pick and choose from what feels like a million different single glass beer bottles for a “create-your-own” fun pack to-go.  

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Photo Courtesy: Yoga International

Yoga International
630 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431 (570) 431-9642
Yoga International is a yoga studio, boutique and coffee shop located in Honesdale. For yogis and self-healers, this is the holy mecca. Yoga International offers everything from hatha to heated vinyasa flow, and wellness workshops. It’s the perfect place to find your zen and grab a latte. Odds are, you’ll feel better after you leave.

Café Adella Dori
33 Lower Main Street, Callicoon, NY 12723 (845) 887-3081
Here, we have the new kid on the block in Callicoon that knows what they’re doing. On a Sunday morning, the quaint café smells of Belgian waffles and Catskills-made syrup and patrons can be found sipping on full-bodied organic house blends while thumbing through local papers. (Tip: Our editor recommends their salads–“the best in the area.”) Café Adella Dori is also a supporter of the community, featuring rotating artwork from regional artists.

Photo: Matt Novak

Java Love 
1577 NY-17B, White Lake, NY 12786 (845) 583-4082
This coffee shop is a White Lake institution. The woman-owned artisan coffee roasting company roasts right in the shop, and to say it smells amazing is an understatement. You’ll find locals and visitors stopping by Java Love to grab a “Bad Ass Brew” for the road or an espresso to stay. Bring your laptop to do work or just hang out on the breezy, purple porch for an exquisite view of the lake.

The Bakery
167 E Front St, Hancock, NY 13783 (607) 637-2253
You won’t find many cafés in Hancock, making The Bakery the coffee shop. The Bakery is a tiny gem specializing in baked goods, fresh breads and made-to-order cakes. All of their baked goods are made sans high-fructose corn syrups, so we recommend this trek for all health-junkies. Reminder: Do yourself a favor and get the chocolate scone.