Restaurant Guide Category: Cafe
A short list of long drinks (artful elixirs perfect for patio sipping) joins Coat Check Coffee’s expert espresso-bar offerings at this stylishly appointed coffee-and-liquor lounge on East 16th Street. Pastry chef Jess Marvel’s decadent, buttery croissants (snag an almond one before they run out!) and salt-flecked chocolate-chip cookies arrive fresh every morning. Creative, beautifully presented sandwiches are now offered throughout the day, alongside daily quiches and house granola. If it’s on the menu when you stop in, try the cleverly named Rubano (a fusion of a classic Reuben with the pressed Cuban) with tasty local pastrami. Or opt for a flavor-forward bánh mì, equally good in the veggie version or with ginger-scented shredded pork and lamb. Housed in the historic Tinker House building just steps from the Monon Trail, this spacious yet cozy destination with outdoor seating under a custom-made pergola is the perfect place to snag free Wi-Fi and get your buzz (caffeine or otherwise) on any time of the day. Lunch and dinner daily.