If you are looking for a place to sit back and take a breather from a hectic day and have a snack or light meal that will not cost an arm and leg, try one of New York’s great coffee shops. Prices are low to moderate and most of them offer sandwiches and soup, and some of them offer full dinners. You can find one in almost very neighborhood, so next time you are out and about, stop in one and give it a try.
Opus22 Coffee House
559 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
You can hang out at the bar, or you can lounge on the comfortable chairs and couches in the main restaurant. No plain booths and tables here. Hte lighting is just dim enough to give a relaxed feel to the atmosphere.
They do cater to private parties and events.
From the lunch menu. They also have pastries for $2-$3
Chef’s Choice Sandwiches
Blue Cheese with White Sauce, Bechamel Cheese, Tomatoes
Prosciutto, Tomato, Fresh Basil, Cheese
Bresaola, Tomato, Fresh Basil, Cheese
Bar Panini Coffee House
31 N Moore St, New York 10013
Between Hudson & Varick St
Bar Pani is a bit above average in the coffee house world It is a combination of a New York Coffee House with Classical Italian atmosphere The setting is definitely rich and elegant and the food matches the decor. Here are some examples of what you can enjoy here.
Tramezzini – Soft Sandwich
Tuna, Hardboiled Egg & Tomato 6.00
Egg Salad with Tomato 5.00
Vitello tonnato (Thursday only) 6.00
Pickled Eggplant with Pecorina 6.00\
Bresaola, Parmigiana and Tartufo 6.00
Mocca Lounge Coffee House
78-82 Reade St, New York 10007
At Church Street
Mocca Lounge is a New York Coffee Shop in a Middle eastern Atmosphere. the soft background lighting and hits of red make you feel like you have taken a trip to Morocco.
From the dinner menu
Antipasto Salad 14.00
Grilled vegetables (eggplant, zucchini, onions, tomato) Roasted peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, served on a bed of mixed greens.
Once Upon a Tart Coffee House
135 Sullivan St, New York 10012
Between Prince & Houston St
YOU get a warm homey feeling here, especially when you come in early, when the pastries are just coming out of the ovens, and you get a whiff of all the flavorers as soon as you came n the door. The owner is almost always on hand to say hello You can make a whole meal out of one to their sandwiches.
A sandwich here goes for under $7.00 And there is quite a variety also. They also have gift baskets priced from $25 to $200.
Caffe Reggio Coffee House
119 Mac Dougal St
New York 10012
Between Minetta Ln & W 3rd Street
They have been here since 1927 You dine here in a very intimate, old world atmosphere. The wroght iron chairs and small tables remind you of days gone by.
Check out the menu Everything is way below $10.
Ini Ani Espresso & Wine Bar Coffee House
105 Stanton St, New York 10002
Between Ludlow & Essex Streets
They are relatively new to the scene. They opened in 2004 and have established a loyal following in a short time. the atmosphere is bright and modern, but relaxing at the same time
From the dinner menu Be sure to check out the $12 brunch menu
assorted cheese platter 12
Italian – prosciutto, mozzarella, red peppers, basil, olives 11
Persian – feta, cucumber, tomato, figs, olives 10
smoked salmon – tomato, cucumber, onion, capers, dill, lemon 10
hummus – cucumber, olives, figs, with toasted pita 9
Puff and Pao Coffee House
105 Christopher Street
New York NY 10014
(between Bleecker and Hudson)
Nothing fancy here. Clean and modern with a menu like at Mc Donalds, but the prices are great. Coffee is too.
7am to 10pm Monday to Friday
8am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday
Menu is simple. Pastries salads and such but nothing over $6.
Max Caffe Coffee House
1262 Amsterdam Ave, New York 10027
Between 122nd & 123rd Streets
The atmosphere is modern, with great modern art to look at. You can get an intimate table for two or a large booth.
From their menu
Filetto di baccala al forno $12.95
Pan seared cod fish w/mashed potatoes & salad
Filetto di salmone alla griglia $12.95
Grilled filet of salmon w/spinach & mashed potatoes
Saurin Parke CafÃ?Â© Coffee House
301 West 110th Street at Central Park West in Morning side Park
They are available for private parties. And you can get free wireless here. The atmosphere is relaxed and bubbly Very up beat. Prices can be a bit on the high side, so pick and choose. They must be doing something right though. There are times you have to wait for a table. Here are some of their sandwich choices.
Fresh Roast Beef with Boursin cheese, arugula and tomato on baguette6.95
Grilled Chicken with lettuce, tomato and mayo on baguette.95
with basil pesto, tomato and olive oil7.95
Barbecue Grilled Chicken with cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on baguette:7.25
Ham and Cheddar with Dijon mustard on a fresh croissant 5.95
Manhattan Espresso CafÃ?Â© Coffee House
146 East 49th St. Between 3rd and Lex. NYC
Hours: 7:00am-7:00pm Mon-Fri
From their menu. The menu is not extensive mostly cakes, soups and sandwiches but that is what a cafÃ?Â© is about. They do have some great sounding coffee
FRESHLY PREPARED BISTRO SANDWICHES
Italian Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, and Arugula on Ciabatta Bread $5.75
Smoked Turkey, Swiss Cheese, and Tomatoes on Ciabatta Bread $5.75
Vine Ripnened Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula, and Olive Paste on French Baguette $5.75
Italian Tuna, Tomatoes, and Arugula on Ciabatta Bread $5.75
Upper East Side
The Downtown Uptown CafÃ?Â© Lounge Coffee House
1626 Second Avenue
Between 84th & 85th Street
New York City, NY 10028
They even have story time, with milk and cookies for children. And you can have a private party here for up to 40 people It is a very family oriented palce.
Some suggestions from their menu
Quiche (Individual 6″ Pie)
Broccoli and Cheddar or Grilled Vegetable
Grilled Ham and Onion or Smoked Salmon and Fresh Dill
Quiche and Soup Special
Upper West Side
CafÃ?Â© Lalo Coffee House
01 West 83rd St.
(btw. Amsterdam and Broadway)
New York, NY 10024
this is the place to come for an after theater snack. Or anytime you wnat to relax, the floor to ceiling windows give you the feeling of being outdoors.
Check out their brunch menus. Ands their sandwiches, The highest priced one the $11.00 and that one has smoked salmon. Also the variety of coffees and cakes is one of the most extensive around
CafÃ?Â© Mozart Coffee House
154W. 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
They are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check out the live music link to see if there is a concert you can attend. the food and the atmospherre are very high end A great place for a classy evening.
From their dinner menu
Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad $16.00
Garden vegetables, field greens, wasabi sauce