Organic produce's rise in popularity correlates to a dwindling interest in genetic engineering and the hulking cabbages and hyperintelligent tomatoes that it produces. Enjoy unspoiled bounty with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of café fare at 63bites.
Inside the historic West Side YMCA, 63bites fills with the aroma of freshly brewed Stumptown coffee as foodies craft a menu of organic eats made with foodstuffs from New York suppliers. Loaves from Amy's Bread and Balthazar Bakery envelop sandwiches such as the ham and gruyere, spread with sweet butter and stuffed into a baguette ($6.95 for à la carte; $8.95 for meal). After rising early for work or sunrise tai chi atop a skyscraper, morning diners can chow on multigrain pancakes drizzled with maple syrup ($5.95) or devour egg white sandwiches with spinach and cheese atop an english muffin ($5.25). All-natural Hale and Hearty soups steam up stomachs with vegan and gluten-free slurps alongside Balthazar Bakery bread ($3.50 for small; $4.95 for large).
A black-and-white mural of birch trees accents the clean walls of 63bites, where visitors chat by the fireplace and WiFi streams out of faucets to drift beneath decorated archways.
Escorting diners on a tasty tour through New York, 63Bites cultivates pleasant edibles from some of the city's most popular stops, including H&H Bagels, Hale and Hearty, and Balthazar Bakery. Tucked away inside a renovated landmark building, the café's homespun milieu invites guests to relax inside a spacious dining area where arced windows splash tables in natural light and the flames of a fireplace mysteriously flicker into the shape of a miniature Empire State Building. Homemade sandwiches, all-beef burgers, and daily-baked sweets populate the eatery's menu, and freshly ground beans from Stumptown Coffee Roasters sheathe visitors in the aromas of uplifting brews.