Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Friday & Saturday till midnight
The Austrian coffee roaster's first U.S. location, specializing in coffee and Viennese pastry but also serving sandwiches and a daily soup offering.
A classy place for those of moderate means, this is the first American outpost for Viennese coffee purveyor Julius Meinl. The coffee is made from beans roasted in Austria; strong but not acidic, it's superb. The menu's tasty cafe fare: sandwiches (including one with European-style sausage, caramelized onions, apple-horseradish sauce, and Dijon mustard on a French roll), custardy quiches, salads, and a couple of soups. The quality is excellent, and prices are par for the neighborhood, though they've risen in recent years. The soups in particular are very good (e.g., cream of asparagus, cream of portobello). There's also apple strudel, an espresso tart, and more. Service is modeled after that in European cafes, with waiters serving beverages and food on small shiny trays.
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