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ISO: Need a place for a business meeting over coffee/tea near Union Sq.

frank113 Jul 16, 2013 07:09 AM

Casual, creative, cool. Any price range. Thanks in advance.

  1. chompchomp Jul 18, 2013 11:24 AM

    Grey Dog Coffee at 242 West 16th Street. Super spacious.

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    1. re: chompchomp
      sugartoof Jul 18, 2013 12:03 PM

      A good idea, but it can get very crowded with students.

      1. re: chompchomp
        Phil Ogelos Jul 19, 2013 05:47 AM

        & 242 is btw 7th and 8th, no?
        I wouldn't call that "near Union Sq." (not even psychically, and not in this heat.)

        1. re: Phil Ogelos
          sugartoof Jul 19, 2013 12:19 PM

          There's a closer one at 90 University at 12th, which is what came to mind for me, and my comment about students.

      2. s
        sugartoof Jul 18, 2013 01:38 AM

        Joe's Coffee


        Birch Coffee.

        1. t
          Ttrockwood Jul 16, 2013 02:12 PM

          City bakery- close to union sq, avoid lunchtime, they have an upstairs area that's great to sit for a bit and really awesome baked goods

          1. kosmose7 Jul 16, 2013 10:44 AM

            W Hotel's Olive. I usually have some dessert and coffee there.

            1. Motosport Jul 16, 2013 08:50 AM

              City Crab
              Les Halles

              1. Phil Ogelos Jul 16, 2013 07:31 AM

                It's bare-bones, frank -unlike blue water, e.g.- but this place i've always found quite mellow & quiet:

                (and splendiferous coffee and chocolate: how better to arrive at a deal than with good chocolate?)

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                1. re: Phil Ogelos
                  downtownchica Jul 16, 2013 08:42 AM

                  Burdick is a good recommendation.

                  Another potential option is Argo Tea on University Place, which is spacious with a lot of seating.

                  Most of the coffee places in that area are swamped, so I'd be nervous about scheduling a business meeting unless you're willing to go 15 minutes early to try and claim a spot.

                  1. re: Phil Ogelos
                    frank113 Jul 19, 2013 07:52 AM

                    Thanks all. Burdick was perfect fro my purposes.

                    1. re: frank113
                      Phil Ogelos Jul 19, 2013 07:56 AM

                      Good to hear, frank; I stumbled upon it accidentally, but grateful for that.

                      P.S. You can file in your (capacious) head for trivia that the hometown of Burdick's -in somewhere, New Hampshire- is also the headquarters for documentarian Ken Burns' enterprises.

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