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lowndes Oct 6, 2009 08:12 PM

Hey, I was wondering if anybody had any coffee shop recommendations on the UWS, preferably near 72 and Broadway. Mainly looking for somewhere with decent coffee plus a cool place to hang out with comfy couches or chairs, etc. Thanks in advance.

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    nativeNYer Oct 6, 2009 10:56 PM

    arte around the corner (columbus bet 72 and 73) is probably your best bet. doesn't fit all your criteria but you may want to consider it.

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      JungMann Oct 7, 2009 06:37 AM

      That would've been my recommendation as well. I like their coffee and the price is right, but in the late afternoon they convert into a wine bar and service can become spotty.

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      snaporaz Oct 7, 2009 07:07 AM

      There's also Cafe Margot on 74th Street. No couches, but good coffee and pastries and definitely a place you can hang out for a while.

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        Will4Food Oct 7, 2009 11:27 AM

        The new Aroma on west 72nd street.

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          FattyDumplin Oct 7, 2009 12:14 PM

          muffins cafe is good. not the most comfy couches, but they do have a few tables and chairs. love their iced coffee (chris makes them the best) and their pastries are pretty good as well as coffe shops go.

          further north is joe art of coffe on 85th, which i guess is out of your way, but has great coffee.

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            jasmurph Oct 8, 2009 08:38 AM

            If you want a place to sit, Aroma is ok. If you want a place to drink good coffee, Aroma is out.

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              FattyDumplin Oct 14, 2009 08:11 PM

              agreed. went there with high hopes. dumped my coffee out. i've never done that before. it was terrible.

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                carcrash Oct 15, 2009 08:35 AM

                Never had their drip, but mocha/weird chocolatey drinks are usually really good, if not actually coffee. Also really good pastries.

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                  FattyDumplin Oct 15, 2009 03:04 PM

                  interesting. may have to try again... their drip is swill. their pastries did look good, but i couldn't bring myself to go back after the first time.

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