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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The Upper East Side location of the casual steakhouse that started in the West Village.
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