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Is There No Decent ICED Coffee In Murray Hill?

sivyaleah Jul 17, 2006 09:01 PM

I've lived in Murray Hill for years (not anymore tho) and have worked here even longer. I can't find a decent cup of iced coffee to save my life. Chez Laurence has good hot coffee but the iced, not so much. I enjoy Starbucks iced lattes, but hate spending that much money on a daily basis. I just want a rich, good tasting iced coffee that I can get on a daily basis which isn't going to break the bank.

I tried McDonalds new iced coffee, the hazelnut, which wasn't half bad - so I guess I need to go back and try the plain version. It sure was inexpensive, like $2 for an enormous container of it. and it was a surprise to me - a richer roast than the old coffee made to order, even rather lovingly prepared if I dare say it by the workers who were taking much care with the measuring of ice, coffee and milk. Plus the cup didn't a screaming red and yellow McDonalds logo plastered all over it either.

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    harrison RE: sivyaleah Jul 17, 2006 09:05 PM

    i'm a big fan of oren's. i think there's one around 30th or 31st and 3rd. potency holds up to the ice without that burnt starbucks taste. they also make a great iced latte (which i get when i fill up my punch card!)

    1. sivyaleah RE: sivyaleah Jul 17, 2006 09:07 PM

      I buy the beans from Orens in Grand Central to bring home when I'm in the mood to take a walk. Love their coffee. Too bad that's just a bit too far from my office <sigh>

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        ESNY RE: sivyaleah Jul 17, 2006 10:23 PM

        There is an Oren's on Third Ave between 30th and 31st. Next to Iron Sushi.

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        toddyb RE: sivyaleah Jul 18, 2006 03:23 AM

        Croissant Shop on the corner of Park and 28th has great no frills iced coffee. They deliver anything over 5$.
        Great egg sandwiches too.

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