The Australian-owned coffee shop empire in New York City knows no bounds - it’s even extended into Midtown. Pop into Bluestone Lane for lunch and you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a land of attractive people, flat whites, and healthy, pretty foods. The people working here also tend to be quite friendly - but don’t get swept up and call them mate. Take it from us, things get awkward fast.
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Now, Lexington Brass is infinitely better than most of the tourist trap garbage that you’ll find in this part of our fine city. There’s no question about that. But this place is dangerous because it actually might lead people to believe that this is what the “cool” NYC restaurants are like.
Venisalvi is a wine bar and cafe that feels like a neighborhood spot, despite being on 38th street in Midtown.
Haswell Greens is a huge live music bar in the Theater District that’s a good spot to get a cocktail if you still have energy after seeing a show.
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Burke & Wills
Burke & Wills is a fun Australian spot on the Upper West Side with solid cocktails and $1 oysters during Happy Hour.
Banter is a good-looking coffee shop/restaurant in Greenwich Village where you’re guaranteed to hear an Australian accent.
Citizens of Gramercy
If you want to eat some avocado toast or a grain bowl in Gramercy, go to Citizens of Gramercy. It’s an Australian café, and it’s full of plants.
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With a reasonably priced menu, welcoming staff, and sleek decor, we’re surprised to find such a perfect Australian coffee shop in Midtown East.
Good Thanks is an Australian coffee shop on the Lower East Side where you can get breakfast all day.
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