The Upper East Side may have the highest ratio of Starbucks to neighborhood coffee shops of any neighborhood in Manhattan. This, along with the fact that it’s open till 9pm every night, makes Cafe Jax worth knowing about. It’s a casual spot with snacks and plenty of small tables, which are useful if you’re looking to meet a friend or get some work done.
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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.
Flex is a restaurant import from Prince Edward Island, which immediately gives it some credibility - "P.E.I" as they call it, is the source of some of the best mussels the world has to offer.
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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.
With a reasonably priced menu, welcoming staff, and sleek decor, we’re surprised to find such a perfect Australian coffee shop in Midtown East.
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Bluestone Lane is an Australian coffee shop with several locations throughout the city. Come here for some avocado toast or granola.
East Harlem Bottling Co.
East Harlem Botting Co. is a neighborhood brunch and burger spot to hang out with friends, your kids, or a TV.
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