In 2010, For Five emerged as a vision brought to life by two lifelong friends, Stefanos Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos, both hailing from Queens. Their enduring friendship, forged in a Whitestone classroom back in third grade, laid the foundation for a remarkable journey. Together, they embarked on the venture of specialty coffee, establishing their roasting facility in Maspeth, Queens. Their initial clientele included restaurants and wholesale accounts, but in 2016, they took a bold step, opening For Five Coffee's inaugural cafe right in the heart of Times Square, on West 46th Street.
With each new cafe unveiling, For Five commits to crafting distinct havens for coffee connoisseurs, a testament to our founders New York roots and unwavering passion for creating exceptional experiences. Beyond coffee, For Five infuses unique architectural and design elements into each location. This devotion extends to our food and pastry offerings, meticulously curated to harmonize with the caliber of coffee, ensuring that every visit is a multisensory experience worth savoring. For Five Coffee continues to redefine the art of coffee consumption, one distinctive cafe at a time.
Over the past decade, For Five has seen remarkable expansion, extending its coffee shop footprint from New York to Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Virginia, Chicago, and Atlanta. Amidst this growth, our unwavering commitment to the art of freshly roasted coffee has remained constant. Rooted in the vibrant energy of our home city, For Five has evolved into a comprehensive destination for all things coffee-related. From sourcing and cupping to roasting, importing, distributing, and even providing equipment and tech services, we have cultivated a one-stop coffee haven. For Five's mission? To bring our exceptional coffee to your cup. From the Five Boroughs. For The World.