Partners at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt
81 E 45th St, New York, NY 10169, USA
Fight your way through the throngs at this trendy Grand-Central-adjacent food hall just north of the station and be rewarded with an ample selection of lunch and treat choices, including this satellite Toby's Estate coffee bar, bringing the company's Brooklyn-roasted coffees to the foodie contingent of the rat race. Accessible from the street (or more easily, from within the handsome arcade walkway between 45th & 46th Streets), you'll find Toby's signature blends and single origin brews easy to grab and take away – perhaps you'll also consider a sushi burrito from the stall just nearby?
Though it looks like there's nowhere to sit (or even catch a breath) in here, there are a handful of stools just past the sleek Kees van der Westen espresso machine, where you're likely to strike up a conversation with another Midtown refuge-seeker. Enjoy pastries from Bosie Bakery and gluten-free goodies from Sans, while reminding yourself that this kind of thing is why you like cities.
Review: Liz Clayton
Loose Leaf Tea
Coffee + Drinks
- House Roaster
- Toby's Estate
- 2 x Nuova Simonelli Mythos One
- Coffee Machine
- Kees Van Der Westen Spirit