Free Bread at Plowshares

The first Friday of every month Plowshares is the home of “Free Bread”,  a monthly music event showcasing the musical talents of NYC.  Hosted by the band Granite Garden, it is a celebration that aims to form a larger community of artists and friends in Harlem.    Join us this Friday, December 1st at 7pm for the next installation of Free Bread.

Indoor Dining resumes at 1351 Amsterdam

After a brief pause to indoor dining during the recent Omicron surge, indoor dining has now resumed at our West Harlem Cafe/Roastery.  Guest must still wear masks to enter and present ID and proof of vaccination (2 doses)  in order to dine indoors.  We are glad to have you back!

1351 Amsterdam Open

We are happy to announce that we  1351 Amsterdam Ave (btw 125/126)  is open 7 days a week for takeout service after being closed from March 18th through September.    Needless to say, we are happy to be back!  We have outdoor seating available for you to enjoy your coffee and pastries and take a pause from your day.

To begin,  we will have limited hours from 8AM – 3PM, Monday through Friday – and 9AM – 4PM on Saturday and Sunday.   We are allowing 3 socially distanced customers to enter the cafe at any given time for service.  Masks are required for entry.   We are currently only doing takeout and outdoor seating.  Free Wi-Fi is available.

Thanks for your patience and support and we look forward to serving you again.



2730 Broadway Open Daily 8am – 3pm

Currently this location is open from 8AM – 3PM from Monday thru Sunday with a full menu hot/iced beverages along with an assortment of pastries from Bien Cuit and Vegan/Gluten Free offerings from SANS bakery.   We have outside seating available.

We are accepting credit card walkup orders outside the store or if you don’t want to stand online, order ahead for contactless payment at our new Broadway Online Store.   Save your payment info securely for easy reordering.  For pickup at our Broadway Store order here:




Plowshares Roasting/Shipping Schedule during COVID-19

We ship via USPS which for most orders for NYC is next day delivery.    In the interest of safety, we are trying to limit our trips/drops to the Post Office throughout the week.   To be most efficient and safe during this time we are currently roasting Tuesday thru Thursday and shipping via USPS on Tuesday thru Friday.

Thank your for supporting your local coffee roaster online during this time and I hope this schedule will help you plan your next order!

Online Shipping / Local Pickup / Free Shipping

During this unprecedented time we appreciate your online orders.

Many of our neighborhood and regular customers have inquired about local pickup as a shipping option.   After exploring the logistics of this, the reality is we just can’t support this option at this time.    Thank you for your understanding.

We are offering Free Shipping for all orders over $40 nationwide.   Please stock up, brew, repeat!

Support Small Business – Plowshares COVID-19 Relief

Hello Friends,

We are asking for your immediate help via our GoFundMe page.

The COVID-19 public health crisis is real and already reeking havoc on small businesses across our country.  Plowshares Coffee in New York City is one of those small businesses.   In order to slow transmission of COVID-19, it is inevitable that we must suspend  business operations for an indefinite amount of time to limit our exposure to one another in order to keep our employees and community safe,  and help flatten the transmission curve to protect the greater health care system.

This of course comes at enormous personal cost for us as business owners and the members of our team who are the face of our business.  No revenue coming in to pay employees, vendors, rent, health insurance,  is simply not part of the playbook.   With the lack of accessible and realistic public resources available to assist small businesses to weather this crisis, we are reaching out to the greater community for your immediate help and support.   We are committed to serving our local community and we plan to come out on the other side of this crisis stronger and with even greater resolve.   We are asking your help to provide some relief for our employees during this time and help us reopen once the storm has passed.   Any contribution you can make will make a tangible impact on realizing this goal.

Temporary Store Closures

In light of the current and mounting threat for staff and public safety, we have made the difficult decision to close our cafes immediately in order to support city wide efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Some challenging days are surely ahead and the financial damage to our business and staff will be tremendous, but we are committed to coming out stronger on the other side to serve you in the near future. In the interim we are asking for your help to keep the lights on and get the doors open as quickly as possible when we get the all clear.

We are still roasting coffee in Harlem so please buy lot’s of beans online (while you are here) for home delivery while you social distance.

Buy Electronic Gift Cards for future purchase when we reopen:

Consider donating to our GoFundMe Page:

We are so thankful and appreciative of the community we have built together at Plowshares and we look forward to serving you again in the very near future. Stay Safe and Flatten The Curve!

Much Love,
Team Plowshares

Plowshares WiFi Availability by Location

At Plowshares we have partnered with GoGoGuest to implement a managed Wifi solution for our cafes.

At our Harlem location at 1351 Amsterdam Avenue we offer 3 hours of free WiFi with a purchase.   If you need more then 3 hours, we ask that you make a small purchase to get another 3 hours of WiFi after your initial term expires.

Our Upper West Side location is tiny by comparison with only a few tables so we offer more limited WiFi during non peak hours.    Weekday’s WiFi is available after 11:30 AM,  and you get 1 hour with your purchase.   Saturday and Sunday are our busiest days so WiFi availability begins a little later at 1PM.

Please ask for a receipt or choose email receipt if you would like use our WiFi – you will need it for the receipt code.