Cool coffee shops like this one are still rare on the Upper East Side. This tiny outpost of Birch Coffee on 62nd Street has excellent coffee served by very friendly baristas. The rest of the neighborhood knows this, so leave plenty of time if you’re stopping by before work.
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Some of the best pasta around is found at this old school-feeling spot on the Upper East Side.
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Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
The lines at Peter Pan Donut in Greenpoint are as long as they were 50 years ago (out the door) for a reason.
Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
Devoción is probably the best-looking coffee shop in Williamsburg. So if you have a work meeting or an essay to write, grab a table here.
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A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
Bluestone Lane Coffee
The Upper East Side location of Bluestone Lane is in a very pretty old church. It’s a nice place for a quick coffee or a slower brunch.
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