Spring's sunny weather calls for enjoying a great cup of coffee outside.
Happily, many local cafes have expanded their outdoor seating over the past year.
Here's where to find them (from south to north):
Central Harlem 151 Lenox Ave between W 117th and W 118th Sts
A French sandwich shop that's also a terrific destination for lattes and croissants.
Central Harlem 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 118th and W 119th Sts
This popular coffee shop has both plentiful sidewalk seating plus a shaded cabana it shares with its sister bar, Mess Hall.
Central Harlem 189 Lenox between W 119th and W 120th Sts
Located in the heart of the beautiful Mount Morris Park Historic District, this cafe recently introduced a roomy (and umbrellaed) sidewalk patio. There's also a second location on 145th Street in Hamilton Heights.
4. Lenox Coffee
Central Harlem 60 W 129th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves
Stop by for this cafe's very own brand of single-origin drip coffee, single-origin cold brew and espresso blend, all of which can be enjoyed in its blocked-off outdoor seating area.
5. Dear Mama
West Harlem 611 W 129th St between Broadway and 12th Ave
If all of Dear Mama's cute outdoor bistro tables are taken, you can always find a bench in the peaceful plaza it faces.
6. NBHD Brûlée
Central Harlem 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 140th St
Just around the corner from historic Strivers' Row, this corner spot serving Italian coffee and sandwiches also has a covered sidewalk patio.
Hamilton Heights 410 W 145th St between Convent and St. Nicholas Aves
Enjoy coffee, pastries and more on the new outdoor seating structure on bustling 145th Street.
Hamilton Heights 3570 Broadway between 146th and 147th Sts
A cheery spot with an impressive number of tables in its breezy sidewalk cabana.
Hamilton Heights 3610 Broadway between 148th and 149th Streets
During the day this basement coffee shop with a leafy back patio also takes over the yard of its sister space, the Honey Well.