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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Eastfield’s is a sort-of-healthy restaurant on the UES where you can bring a date and pretend you’re downtown.
Rothschild TLV is an upscale Israeli spot on the UES with a lot of high-quality steak options.
Xi’an Famous Foods
The Upper East Side has a Xi’an too, and it’s a great place to spend around $10 on spicy hand-ripped noodles.
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Intelligentsia Coffee’s only NYC location is in the High Line Hotel in Chelsea. There’s very nice outdoor seating in the hotel’s courtyard.
51st Bakery & Cafe
51st Bakery & Cafe is a neighborhood coffee shop in Long Island City with reasonably priced brunch staples and salads/sandwiches for lunch.
Shaikh’s Place is a classic donut shop in Sheepshead Bay where it’s far too easy to eat your weight in sweet treats.
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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.
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