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Place to eat/write for a few hours - UES or Midtown East

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chowNYC Jun 27, 2006 01:54 PM

I'm looking for a place other than a diner where I can have something to eat and write for a few hours without glaring looks like I'm taking up a table :) I'm near 59th/2nd. Any thoughts?

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    fauchon RE: chowNYC Jun 27, 2006 01:58 PM

    Since you mention UES....If you're willing to go to 70th & Lex, Sicaffe in mid-block would fit your needs. Pleasant atmosphere, stylish setting, & some of the best coffee in the city + snacks, pastries, etc...On the same block, there's Corrado which is not so appealing inside (only 4/5 tables & gets very crowded & noisy) but on a nice day the outdoor seating is extremely pleasant)...

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      dbird RE: chowNYC Jun 28, 2006 12:46 AM

      These are not specifically in your neighborhood but you might file them away regardless:

      Oyster Bar, Grand Central
      Florent
      Les Halles
      Odeon

      Both Les Halles and Odeon have free wireless, I believe, which is another plus.

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        Sean Dell RE: chowNYC Jun 28, 2006 02:46 AM

        Le Pain Quotidien. 64th and Lex. One of their nicer branches.

        - Sean

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          Lettucepray RE: chowNYC Jun 28, 2006 03:26 AM

          There is a Starbucks at 60th and First, also another one at 55th and First.

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