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Manhattan's most expensive cup of coffee?

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Fat and Happy Food Slut Nov 29, 2007 11:03 AM

In three days I've dropped five dollars or more for a single serving of coffee at Sant Ambroeus, Lady M Cake Boutique and Cafe Sabarsky. I know Park to Madison in the Seventies is pricey, but is this the worst that it gets? That said, only Sabarsky was worth it--decent cup, beautiful room and warm service.

  1. MMRuth Nov 29, 2007 11:07 AM

    You can get a very good one for a little less at Via Quadronno - 73rd between 5th and Madison.

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      gutsofsteel Jan 16, 2010 06:58 PM

      I love Via Quadronno.

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        MMRuth Jan 19, 2010 12:48 PM

        I should add that they have the same delicious coffee at Bottega del Vino (sister restaurant) on 59th between 5th & Madison.

    2. JungMann Nov 29, 2007 11:31 AM

      Yeah, I was astounded by the cost of coffee at Sabarsky at brunch, but I couldn't have Linzertorte without a mélange. Luckily I got a package of Julius Meinl at home so no need to plunk down $6.50 for coffee and whipped cream.

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        Fat and Happy Food Slut Nov 30, 2007 08:50 AM

        I'd be curious to know what Per Se does or doesn't do to up the ante, given the restaurant's obsession with raising the bar for the little things but also the fact that coffee is included in the tasting menu price.

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          uhockey Jan 17, 2010 07:24 AM

          Per Se's coffee is excellent, but as you noted it is included. Daniel's Coffee is the best I've had in NYC - $5.50 with unlimited refills.

          Maialino's was the biggest ripoff at $3.75 w/o refills for a very average blend.

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          tedequity Jan 16, 2010 06:53 PM

          Last weekend we had breakfast at South Gate in the Essex House Hotel and the coffee was $9. The cup was refilled several times as we ate, but $9 ????

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            lemonyc Jan 19, 2010 12:37 PM

            we had coffee once at the Pierre, i cant remember how much it was but i remember it bering really ridiculous.

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              gutsofsteel Jan 19, 2010 12:58 PM

              But you're not paying for just the coffee when you go to a place like the Pierre.

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