The economists over at StatsBee, a blog via NYCEDC's Center for Economic Transformation, examined the Restaurant Inspection Results from the health department to find the number of cafés, coffee shops and tea shops in the five boroughs.
In total, they found 1,700 such places. According to their research:
Manhattan neighborhoods have the highest density of cafés per ZIP code. The East Village ZIP code of 10003 has the highest number of shops with 49, closely followed by Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen (10019) with 47. Midtown East (10017) and SoHo (10012) each have 41, and Tribeca/Chinatown (10013) has 40.
Researchers also looked at the breakdown between the chains and independent shops. And what they found:
With the Restaurant Inspection Results list, we counted 454 Dunkin’ Donuts (including hybrids like Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins) and 272 Starbucks locations. 42.7% of the City’s cafés are one of these two major chains, with the remaining majority made up of smaller chains or single-location establishments.
Find the full report here, including an interactive map. Not sure how telling any of this is, but we do enjoy conversations about coffee. And chains/franchises.
And this is ZIP 10003, because someone always asks ...