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Oct 14, 2010 10:48 AM

Decent coffee shop / cafe near Penn Station?

Does anyone know a nice place to meet and discuss business over a cup of coffee in this neighborhood? I used to live in the EV and I sorely miss the plethora of choices there. The only place I know around here is Lugo Caffe and that's really more of an eatery.

Lugo Caffe
1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10019

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  1. Stumptown in the Ace Hotel on 29th & Broadway is my choice, a brief walk from Penn Station but that's the best you'll do in the area. I've heard Culture Espresso is pretty good too but never been myself, it's on 38th around 6th Ave I think.

    Culture Espresso Bar
    72 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

    18 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

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    1. re: taylor04

      There's no seating at Stumptown, either, and it can get crowded if the line is long. It's a pretty narrow space without a lot of privacy and standing height counters along the windows.

      I'd recommend actually going to the lobby of the Ace Hotel, finding a seat, and ordering your coffee there. Plus, I believe they still have free wireless Internet.

      18 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001