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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La Shuk is a casual Moroccan restaurant in the East 100s that’s perfect for a low-key date or dinner with your kids on a Sunday night.
Jack & Fanny’s
Jack and Fanny’s is an Upper East Side bar with great cocktails and a bocce ball court in the back.
Shúkos Somasdiez Guatemala
Shúkos Somasdiez Guatemala is a food truck on the UES where you can get a quick lunch or fries covered in grilled steak, mayo, and salsa dulce.
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Ital Fusion is a Little Caribbean favorite and go-to spot for plant-based patties, juices, and seamoss cocktails.
Fika Espresso Bar
The Pearl Street location of Fika is one of the best spots to have a coffee meeting in the Financial District.
If you’re looking for a coffee shop with wifi and breakfast sandwiches near Columbus Circle, try Rex.
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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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