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Sweetleaf in LIC for Coffee and Craft Cocktails

As long-term residents of Center Boulevard (in Hunters Point, Long Island City), Sweetleaf LIC is our go to for delicious coffee pre-7pm and craft cocktails post-7pm.

During the day, the venue offers delicious coffee drinks, breads and pastries, comfy couches, chill music: all in all, a great place to bring your laptop and work. If you’re needing a wake-up call, I recommend stopping by for an iced Rocket Fuel with oat milk. The waterfront is only a 3 minute walk, and offers spectacular views of the New York City skyline. (Note the NYC ferry stops here as well, and is closer to Sweetleaf than the 7 train.)

I also hear excellent reviews of their weekend brunch.

Around 5pm, the vibe changes to that of a chill, neighborhood cocktail bar. Get here early and take advantage of one of LIC’s best happy hours. The “no laptop” policy goes into effect, and the setting becomes a great pre-dinner go-to (or, if you’re looking for light fare, you can get more than enough to eat). To the left of the bar, check out the full offering of board games at Sweetleaf LIC.

Unsure of which cocktail to get? Keep an eye out for my favorite: the Live Fast, Chai Young. Or just tell the bartender what you’re in the mood for, and leave it up to them.