Mini-coffee-empire Bluestone Lane has made its way to the Upper East side. This location is in a very pretty old church, and it’s a nice place for a quick coffee or a slower brunch (they also serve wine and beer). We like sitting outside for a good view of the park.
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The Jeffrey is an Upper East Side East beer garden and espresso bar, with great bar snacks and excellent cocktails. Be happy you’ve heard of it.
Candle Cafe is one of your only vegan options on the Upper East Side, but it’s also pretty good.
Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
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Think is a pretty big coffee chain in NYC, and we’re partial to the NYU location where you can sit on a couch and eat a grilled cheese sandwich.
Grill Café At The Standard
The Grill Café is a casual, all-day American spot in the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking with outdoor seating that’s ideal for people watching.
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.
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Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Irving Farm is a small chain of coffee shops, and this is their location on the Upper East Side. There’s coffee, beer, wine, and food. It’s nice.
Neil's Coffee Shop
The food at Neil's hasn't changed in half a century, but we're okay with that. This Upper East Side diner is a classic.
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