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IMG_3958Early this evening I texted photo of the four inches of snow blanketing the Brooklyn ground to my mom. She return the favor by texting me a photo of the waves on the  idyllic stretch of beach near her house in Florida. At the moment, I am sitting on the couch wrapped in a sea of warm blankets watching the snow violently streams sideways from the living room window, wishing I could be on that Florida beach. Currently, NYC is in the midst of a blizzard – my second since moving to the city in 2009.  Tonight I am dreaming of sunshine, warm weather, and summer explorations.

Tiffany and I had a grand adventure last August. She came up from Philadelphia to spend the weekend with me and was game for exploration, so we explored…and explored and explored!  On a Saturday morning, I showed her a photo of a coffee shop that appeared on my Instagram feed. We squealed in delight over THE CUPS. We HAD to go wherever these cute bone-covered cups could be found! Google directed us to a hole-in-the wall coffee shop in SoHo called Happy Bones. If you asked me point-blank if I primarily wanted to come here because of the awesome art on the to-go cups, I would have to say YES. How can a coffee NOT taste divine whist in one of these funky cups?

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Location: you can find the mothership Happy Bones at 394 Broome Street, NY, NY 10013

Hours: Mon – Fri / 7:30am – 7pm
Sat – Sun / 8am – 7pm

So, what’s unique about it? This ultra-hipster coffee bar features futuristic angles and a stark white interior to inspire creativity and the arts. The website proclaims that “the founders of Happy Bones are passionate about art and want to share that passion with the children of New York.” The space is striking – it looks like it could be part of the MoMa.

$$$: $3.5-$6.

Pro Tip: Order the cortado or flat white (always to-go! Can’t forget those cups!). If you like your drinks iced, make sure to grab a festive striped paper straw!

Featuring: Counter Culture Coffee.

Summer, please come soon!!