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good coffee in midtown, within a 10 minute walk of 52nd & Madison?

I like the Dean & Deluca outpost near Rockefeller Center and the Joe the Art of Coffee in Grand Central, but I'd love to have some other places for take-out coffee on my shortlist. Are there any others you'd recommend?

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Joe the Art of Coffee
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Dean & DeLuca
1 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020

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  1. The Shop at the Andaz Hotel on 41st and 5th Ave. Usually well-prepared Cafe Grumpy coffee and quality homemade sweets. They have food too I believe, but I haven't had any.

    Rize Coffee, on 42nd & Lex, is hard to find, but it's just off the southwest corner of the intersection. I haven't been in about six months, but as of last visit they were purveying Stumptown that ranged from tolerable to not bad.

    There are other spots, some closer to you, but none I'd remotely recommend.

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    The Shop
    485 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    Rize Coffee
    122 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10168

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    1. re: Peter Cuce

      Thanks!

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      The Shop
      485 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    2. Probably more like a 15 minute walk, but Culture Esperesso Bar (38th & 6th)--also serving Stumptown, I think (at least that's whose beans they are selling). I've only tried their drip, but enjoyed it.

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

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      1. re: crsin

        They use a variety of beans but I didn't know Stumptown was one of them. Last time I was there they had Intelligentsia and PT's. They do a good job with almost everything.

      2. I like Fika a whole bunch. They not only have great coffee, their baked goods are excellent. They are a swedish coffee shop

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        Fika
        41 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: foodwhisperer

          Just opposite Fika is A Kafe. They serve Counter Culture as espresso or through a Clover.

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          A Cafe
          42 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

        2. Blue Bottle is fixed to open in the Concourse at Rockefeller.

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          Blue Bottle Coffee
          30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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          1. Zibetto, 56th & 6th

            http://www.zibetto.com/

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            Zibetto
            1385 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

            1. Oren's at 3rd Ave and 51st; one of the great, too-little known coffee makers in the city.

              [I wonder if some posters here must presume the OP has wings to reach the places they recommend in the time requested.]

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              Oren's Daily Roast
              830 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

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              1. re: Phil Ogelos

                The only one out of range is Culture and possibly Zibetto. I don't like Oren's or Fika, although the latter does have some good sweets, and A Kafe has been terrible in my two visits, just very badly prepared. Zibetto is OK if you like Italian style espresso, has a different vibe from anything else in NYC.

              2. Just to note, Bouchon Bakery replaced the Dean & Deluca in Rock Center.

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                Dean & DeLuca
                9 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020

                Bouchon Bakery
                1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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                1. re: ukitali

                  Oh thanks- I had no idea. Haven't been to Rockefeller Center since last March. ;-) Guess that will mean I'll have an opportunity to try Bouchon's sticky bun. I'm a big fan of the Balthazar sticky bun that can be found at Dean & Deluca http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/20... http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/magazi...

                  1. re: ukitali

                    Bouchon replaced one of them; pretty sure there's still a Dean & Deluca in there.

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                    Dean & DeLuca
                    1 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020

                  2. I believe that Momofuku Milk Bar at 15 W. 56th Street serves Stumptown coffee.

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                    Momofuku Milk Bar
                    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

                    1. Thanks for all your recs so far!