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Quirky Coffee Shops On The Upper East Side, NYC

Quirky Coffee Shops On The Upper East Side, NYC
A shared love of coffee is a source of bonding among New Yorkers, regardless of age, background, or borough. Nowhere is this truth more apparent than on the city’s Upper East Side, where a mix of professionals, tourists and locals pound the busy streets. Whether you’re looking for a caffeine boost before visiting Central Park, or are in need of a pick-me-up after a busy day, the Upper East Side has it covered.
Alice’s Tea Cup © Steve Isaacs/Flickr

Alice's Tea Cup Chapter II

Cafe, Pastries, $$$
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Indulge your inner (or actual) child at this Alice in Wonderland-themed spot where towers of sandwiches and scones are served alongside a variety of teas and a solid cup of coffee. With a large selection of light food and drink options, Alice’s Tea Cup offers a refreshing take on the traditional coffee shop experience.
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Sun:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Birch Coffee

Coffee Shop, American, $$$
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One of four Birch Coffee branches in the city, the company’s Upper East Side location continues to serve up high quality beverages and snacks with friendly service. Treat yourself to a Dough doughnut from Birch’s pastry selection and settle in to one of the shop’s window seats for an admirable view of the tree-lined street (or the barista’s incredible latte art). If you’re grabbing your coffee to go, be sure to pick up a book from the shop’s small ‘take-one, leave-one’ library.
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Sun:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tue:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Cafe Jax

Cafe, American, $$$
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Cafe Jax boasts a menu that would impress and entice any New Yorker: Stumptown coffee, Dough Donuts, and Blue Marble Ice Cream are just a few of the locally based companies featured by the cafe. Stock up on goodies and choose a seat in the expansive multi-level space – perfect for studying, working, or socializing.
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Sun:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Corrado Bread & Pastry

Cafe, Pastries, $$$
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David's Tea
David's Tea | © Merri/Flickr
With its intimate interior and sidewalk seating, Corrado Bread & Pastry may prompt daydreams of lounging in a Parisian cafe. Fortunately, when this reverie is broken by the familiar sounds of New York City traffic, Corrado offers a delicious (and beautiful) assortment of pastries, breads, and coffee beverages to ease your transition back to reality. Macarons, anyone?
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Sun:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
David’s Tea © Merri/Flickr

David's Tea

Tea Room, Tea , Contemporary
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For those seeking an alternative caffeine fix, David’s Tea offers an eclectic variety of loose-leaf teas and tea-infused chocolates. Its spacious seating area, friendly staff, and free WiFi make David’s a great place to study, work, or share a pot of tea with friends.
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Sun:
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon:
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat:
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

DTUT

Bar, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Tea , American, $$$
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DTUT, New York
DTUT, New York | © m01229/Flickr
This Yorkville coffee shop and bar offers an exciting menu (highlights include DIY s’mores and affordable cheese fondue) and a relaxed, creative environment. With WiFi, board games, and a small reading nook, DTUT is a great place to visit with friends or to read or work quietly.
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Sun:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun:
9:00 am - 2:00 am

Java Girl

Cafe, Tea , $$$
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This blink-and-you’ll-miss it coffee shop offers New Yorkers a peaceful haven from the Upper East Side’s bustling activity. With its self-serve coffee stations, low lighting, and cozy interior, Java Girl boasts a relaxed atmosphere perfect for working or studying while enjoying a cup (or two) of coffee.
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Sun:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tue:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri:
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Oren's Daily Roast

Coffee Shop, American, $$$
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The menu at this Lexington Avenue nook may be larger than the space itself, including both coffee and tea options as well as indulgent snacks like their popular extra-large cookies. There’s no seating at Oren’s Daily Roast but a cup of their strong coffee to-go will give you the energy to get moving.
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Sun:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm