Ground Central Coffee Company
The original Ground Central location, just a quick walk from apparent namesake Grand Central, looks like a New York-themed coffee shop you’d find in a lesser metropolis. The train station departure board–styled logo and throwback rock ‘n’ roll tunes seem to hark back to an idealized Gotham—one with friendly faces and affordable housing. Set up shop at a table in the front room or plop on a leather couch in the cozy back library. The subway rats can’t reach you here.