Dear Mama Coffee
Before Dear Mama opened a shop on West 129th Street, its sole East Harlem location was all the buzz, inspired by Harlem-born rapper 2Pac’s song of the same name. With its expansion, the local company now services both sides of the neighborhood—and the newer shop narrowly pulls ahead in terms of workability. The West Harlem coffeehouse is enormous and sunny, filled with splashes of color that add to the allure. Grab a seat, and when you’ve hit a milestone on the day’s project, reward yourself with a hip-hop-inspired dish like the Notorious BLT or the B-hive pizza.