About the New York Basics

Established in 2007, The New York Basics has made its way into the heart of the Morningside Heights neighborhood as a central fixture for the nearby residents. Located near Columbia University and Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, we know that some of our most frequent patrons are students and medical professionals — who could need coffee more? That’s why we take our craft seriously, and as native New Yorkers, we understand what makes the perfect cafe. We are dedicated to offering quality food and beverage in a quick, casual dining atmosphere to meet the needs of our patrons.

Where We Started

Growing up in New York City and working in the food business, you get unique and valuable insight into what makes an establishment in NYC stick. Ultimately, it comes down to offering fresh, high-quality food and drink that New Yorkers love — and we love our coffee and bagels. For more than a decade, we have been proud to serve the Morningside Heights neighborhood and we will continue to offer the delicious coffee, tea, bagels, omelettes, and more that we’ve become known for. Whether you’ve been in to see us before or you’re looking for a new spot to relax, study, or grab a cup of coffee to fuel your next shift, our coffee shop is the perfect place to find exactly what you’re looking for in a quaint neighborhood cafe.


Stop in today to see why The New York Basics will soon be your go-to cafe in Morningside Heights.