Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm; Sat-Sun, closed
4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.
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40th St. to 50th St., FDR Dr. to Fifth Ave.
Though owner Tal Inbar may serve the kind of coffee that evokes images of lingering at European cafés (Danesi espresso) or hanging at the local coffeehouse (Jim’s Organic drip), his sleek grab-and-go spot caters to people who are in far too much of a rush to sit and sip their espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, or mochaccinos. For the hyperhurried, Danesi’s Pocket Coffee candy (an espresso shot encased in chocolate) might be the most enjoyable and economical caffeine fix in town. Those with the luxury of dallying in the morning, however, have eighteen seats; bagels from H&H; and chocolate, butter, or ham and Swiss croissants to choose from. At lunchtime, space is harder to come by, as Inbar and company turn out made-to-order salads and sandwiches using high-quality and imported ingredients. The prosciutto di Parma and buffalo-mozzarella sandwich is a top-seller, packed with avocado, basil, olive tapanade, and fresh tomato dipped in balsamic vinaigrette. Grilled chicken with pesto mayo and classics like tuna and egg salad round out the menu.Recommended Dishes
Pocket Coffee, $1