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Murray Hill/Gramercy Park Coffee shop help

bawlmeroryuls Aug 6, 2008 01:38 PM

I'm staying on 31st and Madison.

Can anyone recommend a good place for coffee in the morning that is:

1) Not Starbucks and
2) good for sitting and writing?

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  1. kcijones001 RE: bawlmeroryuls Aug 6, 2008 01:54 PM

    there is a place right next door to starbucks on 23rd and 3rd...Name escapes me though.

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      foodshark73 RE: kcijones001 Aug 6, 2008 02:22 PM

      It's called Push Cafe. Nothing special, but you can definitely sit there all day.

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      egp RE: bawlmeroryuls Aug 6, 2008 02:48 PM

      There's a place called something like "Brasil Coffee" on Lex and 30th (or maybe 31st). I don't particularly like the coffee, but people definitely sit around there and study/write. Also, espresso drinks are ok; it's just the drip coffee that I don't like.

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        cricri7 RE: bawlmeroryuls Aug 6, 2008 04:04 PM

        You could go to Les Halles and have a French press coffee. It is excellent and you can have French baguette with it and it is nice in the morning time. There isn't too many people and you can sit outside also if the weather is nice.

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          roze RE: bawlmeroryuls Aug 6, 2008 05:06 PM

          71 Irving. Classic coffee shop filled with people writing and chatting.

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            bawlmeroryuls RE: roze Aug 8, 2008 08:39 AM

            Loved 71 Irving. Thanks for the recommend. It was perfect!

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              roze RE: bawlmeroryuls Aug 8, 2008 08:42 AM

              Glad I could help :)

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