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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Bangklyn East Harlem
Bangklyn East Harlem is a casual spot with really good Thai food and a collection of vintage clothing in the corner.
Emmy Squared UES
Of course the UES has an Emmy Squared now, and the pizza here is just as good as it is at their other locations.
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Breads Bakery in Union Square makes the best chocolate babka in the city, along with some great cookies, crusty French bread, and sandwiches.
Capri Bakery in Harlem is known for its custom cakes and excellent Puerto Rican pastries.
Frenchette Bakery is the best place to get croissants, gougeres, and kouign-amann in Tribeca.
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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.
Gregory's is a coffee chain in NYC, and the locations tend to be good places to both eat pastries and get some work done.
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