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Need Help - Meeting Friend in for Coffe in East 40's

oakjoan Apr 16, 2007 08:05 AM

I'm an Oakland Chowhounder and am supposed to come up with a lunch/coffee-type place to meet a friend today at around 1:30 or 2. Nothing fancy and we don't want lots of food. I can think of several spots in other locations, but am coming up blank here.

Time is of the the essence.....or we'll be forced to go to Starbucks! Aieeeeee!

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    Arlen Apr 16, 2007 09:03 AM

    Try Macciato Espresso Bar, on 44th between Lexington and 3rd Aves. Great made-to-order coffee, sadwiches and salads. Seating is tight, but you can always get it to go and sit down in Grand Central Station.

    http://www.macchiatocafe.com/

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    1. re: Arlen
      erlinflask Apr 17, 2007 10:23 AM

      I would have seconded Macchiato had I been paying enough attention to see this yesterday. Great coffee and friendly and helpful staff.

    2. drbelfer Apr 16, 2007 08:48 AM

      There is an Au Bon Pan on 40th & 3rd. Soup, sandwiches and coffee - all good

      1. LFeinberg Apr 16, 2007 08:45 AM

        Check out Dishes...they have AWESOME stuff that will suit any taste! 45th between 5th and Madison.

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          jsgjewels Apr 16, 2007 08:14 AM

          There's an Italian cafe across from bryant park on 5th between 40th and 41st, and there's always witchcraft on 46th between 5th and madison, good coffee and usually pretty quiet.

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            lucybobo Apr 16, 2007 08:09 AM

            How about the food court on the lower level of Grand Central Station? Great people watching, great arm chairs and decent selection of food.

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