Archive for 'Coffee'

Rock Center Blue Bottle to Open This Morning: The wait is finally over. San Francisco’s celebrated Blue Bottle Coffee in Rock Center is opening this morning. According to their twitter post last night they should be opening right now. Blue Bottle is fairly hidden in the concourse. For Rock Center vets it's in the old UPS location right near 'wichcraft. For all others, head towards the Sea Grill and make a right. See you in line!

Is 46th Street Midtown’s New Coffee Row

Right next to the newly opened SoomSoom near Fifth Avenue, is a big sign advertising a new location of Filicori Zecchini, an Italian coffee shop. This will be the second location in New York and it’s literally just a few blocks west of the first location on 46th Street. These two locations will bookend Gregory’s Coffee, which means between Sixth and Park Avenue on 46th Street, you’ll never have to worry about falling asleep from lack of caffeine.

Caffe Bene’s Maple Macchiato is an Expensive Indulgence

South Korean coffee chain Caffe Bene has opened its doors on Broadway and 49th street. Last week we posted photos of the impressive space, which boasts comforts that most Starbucks locations lack these days: plenty of seating, a book nook, flat screens and more. But what about the coffee and baked goods?

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Caffe Bene is Open for Business

Caffe Benne

Well that didn’t take long. The ambitious South Korean coffee chain, Caffe Benne, is now open for business at 49th St and Broadway. The massive venue boasts plenty of seating, a book nook, gigantic flat screen TVs, pastries, doughnuts, gelato, and pre-packaged sandwiches. Oh, and there’s coffee as well, which on my visit a bit flat, but inoffensive. Check out the drinks menu and a peek at the interior after the jump.

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What’s So Special about Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf?

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Recently Los Angeles’ Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf opened their first New York location in Times Square (natch). I’ve never been to a CBTL but it seems like every few weeks Us Weekly photographs some otherwise malnourished celeb clutching on of their large frozen beverages. Being a coffee addict, I decided to check it out. Read more »

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Opens On Monday: Back in July we brought word that the LA based coffee company, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, was opening their first store in NYC and the day has finally come! According to Gothamist, New York City's very first Coffee Bean (on 39th btw. B’way+6th in Times Square) will open this coming Monday (8/29).  Hopefully I'll get to celebrate the leaving of Irene with a nice iced blended drink.

Blue Bottle Will Soon Perk Up Rock Center

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf isn’t the only west coast coffee spot coming soon to Midtown… Eater reported yesterday that signage for San Francisco’s Blue Bottle has gone up in Rock Center. Their Williamsburg location garners huge lines every day, and Coolhaus sells the stuff on their trucks, but obviously that is no substitute for a permanent location in the heart of Midtown lunching. Their Facebook page says they “have no idea when it’s going to open”, but Eater says it will be sometime this summer. Here’s hoping it will be in time for us to enjoy their amazing iced coffees in this ridiculously hot weather.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Set to Open in NYC

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

It may be a long time (or never) before we see an In-N-Out in NYC but another popular LA based chain is set to open their doors soon. Koshertopia had brought word that Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are opening 3 locations in NYC (with the Times Square store to open in mid August on 39th btw. B’way+6th). If you’re not familiar with Coffee Bean, they’re pretty much like Starbucks but not as well known. And they don’t call their cup sizes as grande or venti, it’s good old fashion small, medium, and large. I’m from LA and a big fan of Coffee Bean so I’m super excited to finally get an ice blended mocha (or an off the menu ice blended half and half which is half mocha and half vanilla).

Manhattan Espresso Cafe Serves a Decent BLT

Manhattan Espresso Cafe While on the quest to find a spot for a good cup of coffee (I know I could just walk into one of the many delis in the area for a cup of $1 coffee but once in awhile you want something better), I discovered Manhattan Espresso Cafe on 49th btw. Lex+3rd. After digging a little further, I realized that besides having coffee, pastries and donuts they have sandwiches as well. I decided to check this place out and see whats up.

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Storied Italian Espresso Roaster Filicori Zecchini Comes to Midtown

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Yesterday my post-lunch walk back to the office took me down East 46th street where I discovered that midtown is getting it’s own branch of the storied Italian espresso roaster Filicori Zecchini. The shop is on the south side of 46th between Vanderbilt and Madison. They were still working out all the service kinks and weren’t open yet but said that they were hoping to officially open today. They’ll be serving espresso beverages, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate drinks. Regular hours will be from 7am until 7pm and they plan on offering wifi. Looking forward to giving their signature iced cappucino a try. (I can only assume it’s better than Tim Horton’s version.)  Early adopters let us know what you find in the comments.