Tag Archives: Coffee

Sitting in a Cafe in the SUBWAY

The TURNSTYLE is a new passageway in the Columbus Circle Subway…….with a very contemporary collections of shops and cafes.

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CASA TOSCANA is one that I particularly like.

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Four tiny tables…………all with table service.  So civilized.

I made a ONE MINUTE video of all the people who did NOT stop for coffee!

 

 

 

Breakfast at the BREADS BAKERY in Lincoln Center

My dear friend RUTH has her breakfast here every day.  At 101 years she is still full of …………

CHUTZPAH.………. [yiddish for “cheeky”]

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OLE

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Michael brought us a sampling of todays pastry……….BABKA

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Jonathan came out……… to our table on the sidewalk………and brought us a sample of his smile!

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No, Ruth is not choking me…………it is a hug!

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Cinnamon roll.……..tiny but tasty.

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“Hi Tom!”

  “Your usual cappuccino”.

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Baristas………who make an excellent brew.  Espresso please.

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On the top shelf………..BABKA……….which is the new bagel for New Yorkers

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So I brought home a BABKA for tea time on my terrace.

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With raisins…..chocolate……..

and Trader Joes vanilla……….[which is the best in New York].

Sunday Morning on the corner of Columbus and 72nd street

Sitting on the corner at the Columbus Gourmet  sidewalk cafe…………..coffee and a toasted bagel………….and watching New Yorkers go by.  I LOVE it.

A couple of the photos are at the Farmers Market behind the Museum of Natural History.

Slumming in PARK SLOPE on Saturday

Saturday morning breakfast is always the same menu.  GRITS, fried tomato, white toast, jumbo egg and jam.

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And, of course, the New York Times. It’ a steal at $350 a year delivered right to your door every morning at 6am……or steal at from your neighbor……for free.

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The subway station at 72nd street is a gem…….right in front of the Ansonia Apartments.

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Another “Jim”……….or some would say…….”carrot top”.

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Over the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn……and 6 more stops to Park Slope and 5th Avenue.

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First stop………..COFFEE ………and GREEN TEA for the Donald person.

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Tulips from Holland…………$5 a dozen.  Take six!

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AWAY WE GO………and we went!

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The Cast….the Ramones and Jesus!  VINYL STORE.  They didn’t have any Opera records for Don.

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We shopped at Housing Works Thrift store.  I bought the Elephant.

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Pooch……..named “Nikki” waited outside.  Nice doggie.

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A text pause.

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A pause that needs no text!  A bath maybe?

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Ciggies…………with tax……..$12 a pack.

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Artist at work……by a very cool artist.

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A nice place to pause……….a New York Green Space.

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A “peeling” mural had a certain appeal.

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Muffins at the Bagel Pub………..the sesame bagels were all sold out.

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Wall decor was a hoot!

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Next stop: Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish.  A calm place for a pause……….and a rest for the weary feet.

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 Holy Moly…..the stained glass  windows are amazing.

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Cherubim’s just hover.,……and smile.

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The Virgin Mother.

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Was a perfect time of day to catch the sun coming through the Rose Window.

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Iglesia de Santo Tomás Aquino.…..has  been here since 1884.  It was Saint Thomas who said ……..”Joy is the noblest human act”.

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And for some…….the joy of a subway ride is a bit of shut eye.  Then it’s back to Manhattan.  Home sweet Home.

CHOCO BOLO

A cute little cafe opened up in my neighborhood on Broadway.  Cute name!

CAKE, COFFEE & CONVERSATION.  I  enjoyed all three !

The decor creates an ambience that is very close to a “Parisian” experience.

The menu has savories as well as a nice selection of pastries. A  breakfast special is available……….any coffee and a muffin …….. $4.95.

One of their “famous” chocolate cak….looks good……..tastes even better .

My coffee was piping hot…..loved the large cup………very Parisian Bistro.

Cinnamon Cheesecake…………creamy…….chocolate-y……….

The Barista……cute and well trained in his art.

This is a Portugese specialty…….pasteis de nata…….a kind of egg custard………new to my taste buds.

Tiny mirror topped tables, cute but very close together. ……..making it very easy to get to know your neighbors.

These two ladies were enjoying their morning coffee ……….and conversation.

Hmmm…….  which pastry shall I try next?

A plain ‘ol croissant…………but only one.  Pleasantly flaky.

PAN AM takes off today, Sunday October 25th

COFFEE…TEA…OR……. ME?

The show takes off today………..and the critics have given the previews great reviews. TV Guide rated it one of the top five.

The “Stewardess” were in front of the Lincoln Center Opera House……..serving their classic beverage.

It begins tonight at 10pm on ABC…..and new drama series..

COFFEE?       Sanka!  No thanks.

TEA?        “Yes..Green.”  “No green?  What is this the 1960’s?


Remember when flying was fun………and becoming a stewardess was every girl’s dream?  [mine too].

Thank you TOM for flying PAN AM.  BUCKLE UP !