Intelligentsia (address and info)
Recently opened in a giant flagship Urban Outfitters, this sleek, highly efficient outlet of Chicago/LA coffee heavy-hitter Intelligentsia features upscale coffees, pastries, and teas (and a great vantage point for taking pics of the Empire State Building with your iPad, or something).
Darling Coffee (address and info)
For those who need great coffee way the eff Uptown, Darling Coffee's a lifesaver. This gentle giant near the top of the A train has been bringing coffee to the tip-top of Manhattan since 2012, and now serves beans exclusively from Plowshares, an artisan roaster from Hillburn, NY, just a stone’s throw (okay, a really well-thrown stone) from the Northernmost reaches of NYC. Bonus: house-made pickles!