The original Blank Slate is in Nomad, but now there’s a location in Midtown East - and it’s a useful spot to know about if you live or work in the neighborhood. It’s a coffee shop with plenty of tables, and you can get a very decent salad or sandwich here. Plus, there’s wifi. So you can send some emails, work on a few spreadsheets, or play Oregon Trail while you hang out and have a snack.
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