Early fall's sunny weather calls for enjoying a great cup of joe outdoors.
Happily, a number of local coffee shops have expanded their outdoor seating these last few months.
Here's where to find them (from south to north):
1965 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 118th and W 119th Sts
A jungle-themed coffee bar with endless varieties of specialty coffee, this spot now has an indigenous-style hut typical of Venezuela out front.
2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 118th and W 119th Sts
This popular coffee shop has both plentiful sidewalk seating plus a shaded street patio it shares with its sister bar, Mess Hall.
3. Lenox Coffee
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 to be enjoyed in its blocked-off seating area.
4. Dear Mama
611 West 129th Street between Broadway and 12th Avenue
If all of Dear Mama's outdoor bistro tables are taken, you can always find a bench in the peaceful plaza it faces.
5. NBHD Br?lée
2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 140th St
Just around the corner from Harlem's magnificent Strivers' Row, this corner spot serving Italian coffee and sandwiches now has a cheerful sidewalk cafe.
3570 Broadway between 146th and 147th Streets
A busy spot with an impressive number of tables both on the sidewalk and along Broadway.
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.