Founded in 1976, the Coffee Beanery has wafted the enticing aroma of its beans not only throughout the United States but also over foreign soil. At each location, baristas brew the company's specially roasted beans and decaf coffee, which expels caffeine via the Swiss water process rather than with harsh chemicals. In addition to steaming espresso drinks and blending icy frappalattes, the staff stocks their shelves with bags of flavored coffees such as french toast, chocolate mint kiss, and Michigan cherry. Although guests are welcome to cozy up at a table or grab a cup to go, the beanery also lures shoppers inside to peruse a selection of coffee gifts, perfect for birthdays or Monday mornings.
The chefs at Banyan Cafe pair a full menu of coffee beverages with food that's a bit more substantial than the standard coffeehouse fare of yogurt parfaits and muffins. They craft gourmet sandwiches, filled with fixings such as sweet italian sausage and blackened fish, and wraps chock full of ingredients including slow-roasted pork shoulder. Of course, they serve baked goods?think cupcakes and scones?to pair with their coffee and espresso drinks.
With a stay at Trump Soho New York in New York (SoHo - Tribeca), you'll be minutes from New York City Fire Museum and Canal Park. This 5-star hotel is close to Empire State Building and Times Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 391 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed. Windows open to city and river views. Digital programming and CD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature handheld showerheads and televisions.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in New York? This hotel has 12,000 square feet (1115 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
The Lowell New York, housed in a historic townhouse near Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side, blends seamlessly with the charming tree-lined streets and residences that characterize this upscale neighborhood. Travelers staying at The Lowell enjoy a luxury hotel experience with first-rate accommodations, while taking in a level of intimacy they could only get in a private residence. The Hotel’s design concept exudes elegance; silk and mahogany come together to help create a quiet, refined space that offers refuge from the endless sights and sounds of New York City outside. Guest rooms are spacious and often include terraces, kitchens and fireplaces, while amenities like work desks, flat-screen televisions and luxurious marble bathrooms with soaking tubs keep visitors comfortable. The on-site restaurant, the Pembroke Room, is a great place to convene for business breakfasts and leisurely weekend brunches.
When Sarma Melngailis stumbled upon the idea of a raw, vegan diet, she decided to try it out for two weeks tops. By the end of her first week, though, she knew she’d found something that would not only guide her personal dietary choices in the future but could also inspire a new business. One Lucky Duck is the third notch in her entrepreneurial belt, just behind her other restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, and a cookbook called Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow. From locations in Chelsea and Gramercy, she and her staff dole out savory entrees, such as zucchini and tomato lasagna, falafel, thai lettuce wraps, and a portobello and hemp-seed burger. They’ve even mastered the art of the vegan dessert, including moon pies, mallomars, and milk shakes, and magazines such as InStyle have lauded their freshly pressed juices.
The Morningside Heights outpost of Joe the Art of Coffee opened at the corner of 120th Street and Broadway in late 2011. The bright, open space comes with double-height ceilings and gray marble counter, making the place look more like a high end museum café than a university neighborhood caffeine stop. Artisan coffee is, predictably, what Joe the Art of Coffee does best, serving a house blend throughout the day, while rotating in a single origin coffee selection as well. The baristas at Joe know the difference between a latte and a cortado, and they happily make each cup with precision and a certain amount of flair; a selection of pastries is available. The company roasts its beans at Pulley Collective, a membership coffee roasting facility in Red Hook, Brooklyn.