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.
Archive for 'Coffee'
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.
Posted at 8:30 am, August 26th, 2011 | 0 Comments
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).
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.
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.
Where To Get Cold Brewed Coffee In Midtown: Last week Eater published a guide to cold brewed coffee in NYC, and we noted that the closest venue to Midtown was Stumptown in the Ace Hotel (on 29th Street.) Not so says Lunch'er Chris in the comments... you can also get cold brewed coffee at Culture Espresso Bar (on 38th btw. 5+6th) and Lucid Cafe (on 38th & 6th). Anywhere else? Put it in the comments.
Posted at 2:00 pm, May 31st, 2011 | 12 Comments
We’re not the biggest fans of the ‘bux, but we do like 1/2 price, so consider this your heads up that starting this afternoon and running through May 15th Starbucks is doing half price frappucinos each day from from 3:00pm until 5:00pm.
City Room noticed this amazing sign posted on 43rd Street and 6th Ave, and went so far as to interview the two different coffee cart vendors. The best part of the whole thing? They’re owned by the same guy, and serve the same bagels! Only in Midtown. [via @samsifton]
Best Coffee In NYC: Caffeine junkies will want to check out this week's issue of Time Out New York. There's a huge spread dedicated to coffee, including best coffee shops for doing work, and the 51 best cups of coffee in NYC. Midtown spots that made the list? Joe the Art of Coffee, and Knave at the Parker Meridien. Did they completely miss your favorite spot? (You wouldn't be the only one...)
Posted at 8:30 am, December 9th, 2010 | 4 Comments
Got a bunch of coffee news for those of you looking for a morning pick me up… Oren’s has expanded to Times Square! They recently opened a new store on Broadway (between 40th+41st) which they’re calling their “flagship” (whatever that means!) Whatever it’s called I bet anyone cash money that they’ll be running out of frozen yogurt come summer-time.
But that’s not the only coffee news, Joe the Art of Coffee in Grand Central is trying to help out their extreme line situation with a coffee cart!