Help! In desperate search for good coffee on the UES (90th & lex area). Preferably somewhere to enjoy it over a copy of the times. It is just me, or is there a definite shortage of neighbouthood cafés in this area?
On my way to go study at DTUT on 2nd at 85th. Free wifi, though it often seems to be very slow. Good selection of fattening deserts too.
When the mommy-and-me crowd takes over, I move about 75 yards north to M Rohrs on 85th near the corner of 2nd. Much smaller and more low key than DT-UT. Usually pretty quiet.
There's a Pain Quotidien at 85 and Madison. People rave about this chain -- and the coffee is good, if very expensive. I find the breakfast selections limited, but to each his/her own.
There's also a Dean & Deluca on the opposite corner with stools in the window.
i think Cafe Baccio is opening a location ...i think 3rd ave b/t 84th/83rd or 83rd/82nd. i love their coffee. not sure if that particular location is quite open yet.