Cool Places to Eat & Drink When You’re Stuck in Midtown East

Mary in Manhattan

Midtown East is an unfortunate and desolate food vacuum. I work in the area and when I have to plan a meeting over coffee, lunch or happy hour, I get stressed out trying to find a restaurant or café. Luckily, I have discovered some actual cool spots in the area, and they’ve become my go-to’s.

Here’s what to look for when you’re struggling in the food desert that is Midtown East.

Woops! Bakery (2nd ave between 60th and 61st)

Prime coffee date material over here. I’ve only been in the one on 2nd avenue, but it looks like there is one on 3rd ave as well. With white tiled floors and tables, the place is very cute, airy, bright and serves up a good cup o’Joe. (I don’t think I’ve ever said “Cup of Joe” out loud.)

bakery Photo courtesy of Woops! Bakery

What to order:

  • Coffee (duh)
  • Also one of those…

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