Nothing is more fulfilling then finding a hidden food jem in Midtown. It can come in all forms too. There’s the place that is well known, but literally hidden- like the Burger Joint, hidden behind a curtain at the Parker Meridien Hotel. Then there’s the place that looks like a boring deli, but has a hidden specialty- like the Korean food at Cafe Duke. And of course there is discovering that good food cart, which in Midtown is literally like finding a needle size hot dog, in a haystack size pile of gigantic sausages.
But the most rewarding find, is the truly hidden jem. The one that nobody tells you about. The one you find on your own, without reading anything about it, or getting an email from a reader. It’s pretty tough too. There are very few places that I haven’t been emailed about, and somehow this double jem has managed to slip through the cracks. Lucky for me, I walk by it every day on my way home from work…
I’m talking about the CyberCafe, a euro-style internet cafe that caters to backpackers and tourists looking to jump on-line while they sip on coffee or eat boring sandwiches and pastries. But this is not your ordinary internet cafe. Actually it is… in every way but one. The food. The CyberCafe is home to two of the best (and most unique) Midtown Lunch options: Tuck Shop & Madeliene “The Crepe Lady”. I have no idea how it happened, or what the business arrangement is, or who thought it would be a good idea to put these two delicious lunch options inside an internet cafe for tourists… but who cares. It’s there, so we might as well take advantage of our stroke of good luck!
What’s a tuck shop, pictures, and more- after the jump…
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Posted by Zach at 8:41 am, October 4th, 2006 under 49th btw. B'way+8th, Pies (Savory).