Cool coffee shops like this one are still rare on the Upper East Side. This tiny outpost of Birch Coffee on 62nd Street has excellent coffee served by very friendly baristas. The rest of the neighborhood knows this, so leave plenty of time if you’re stopping by before work.
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Sushi Jin is a sushi spot on the UES, and it’s one of the best places to get an omakase in the East 80s.
A reliable classic French Upper East Side bistro with one of the best salads of all time.
Angkor Cambodian Bistro
Angkor Cambodian Bistro is an incredible Cambodian restaurant in the East 60s you should tell everyone you know on the UES about.
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West-Bourne is an all-day cafe in SoHo where you can eat a great mushroom reuben or a bowl of vegetables that tastes better than it should.
La Mercerie is a cafe and luxury design store in SoHo. It has expensive pastries and expensive furniture, and it’s a great spot for a daytime meeting.
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A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
Bluestone Lane Coffee
The Upper East Side location of Bluestone Lane is in a very pretty old church. It’s a nice place for a quick coffee or a slower brunch.
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