Looking to make the most out of your time in NYC? Our resident coffee and restaurateur expert, Nico O’Connell, has over 25 years of experience curating La Colombe’s portfolio with the finest names in the culinary  world and worked closely with renowned chefs and restaurateurs such as Jean Georges, Ian Schrager, and Steven Starr, as well as brands such as American Airlines, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, and Four Seasons Hotels, just to name a few.

Now, it’s time for him to share his favorite spots in New York City that proudly serve La Colombe coffee. Whether you’re a local or traveling through for the holidays, these places make the perfect stop!

 The Lodge at Gallow Green: “An amazing rooftop hideaway on 27st, not too far away from the high-line. This place will make you feel like you are somewhere in the countryside. It has great cocktails and a super friendly staff.”

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 Tavern on the Green: “Magical and legendary. It is right in the middle of Central Park and the perfect place for coffee, lunch or dinner/special occasions.”

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Ralph Lauren 888 Madison“ This café inside the Ralph Lauren store is a great place to step away from the crazy holiday shopping activities. Ralph’s Café has a great selection of organic coffees and local pastries.”

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Hoxton Hotel: “Newly opened hotel in Brooklyn. Great place to go chill with your laptop. The café has a awesome selection of coffee. The lounge is open to everyone for coffee or cocktail. The Restaurant, Klein, is an amazing open kitchen open for lunch and dinner. It is a great happening place for people who want to experience new things.”

Photo. Baz Bagel

Baz Bagel: “My favorite place to get breakfast. I love this place, it is modeled after an old-school diner. It has great coffee and bagels but also an extensive breakfast menu. Make sure you come early on the weekend the place has a line out of the door.”

Stay tuned next week for 5 more picks in “Best Holiday Spots According to La Colombe’s SVP of Sales, Nico: Part 2.”


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