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UES Coffee

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 caf├ęs in this area?

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  1. 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.

    Tipsy

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    1. re: TipsyMcStagger

      A strong 2nd to M Rohrs--excellent coffee.

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. Payard or Le Pain Quotidien whichever setup you prefer.

          1. How about Oren's Daily Roast? I believe it's on Lex b/t 79 & 8.

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            1. re: billyeats

              There are several locations on the Upper East - this is usually my go-to chain in the area as well. Good biscotti...

              1. re: theannerska

                Oren's is the best coffee in manhattan, imo.