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M. Rohrs' House of Fine Teas & Coffees

310 E. 86th St., New York, NY 10028 40.777181 -73.952148
at Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-396-4456 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

rohrs.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$3-$7.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

M. Rohrs' House of Fine Teas & Coffees established its street cred long before the mall-ification of coffee. Mary Rohr opened this Yorkville-area institution in 1896 to furnish the locals with fresh-roasted coffee and exotic teas; happily, the coffeeshop's mission hasn't changed, despite new ownership in the eighties. Java buffs can choose from many dozens of traditional and specialty coffee varieties, including Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Kenya AA, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Hawaiian Kona and Tanzanian Peaberry. The longstanding house blend is snappy and robust, while among the many flavored coffees, the blueberry cream is a pleasantly aromatic surprise. For chocoholics, the hot cocoa is stellar and the moist chocolate cake is a winsomely simple, appealing option. Tea-lovers, meanwhile, can revel in the back room amid dozens of bins of loose teas. There's a good Russian Georgian tea that gains complexity as it steeps, while the blackcurrent tea is clean and delicate. For novelty-seekers, a smart bet is the rooibos chai, a full-bodied, pleasantly spiced, caffeine-free red tea from South Africa (never mind that it's not officially a tea). M. Rohrs' also sells pastries, fresh cannoli, Mexican wedding cookies, Putomayo world music CDs, Bazooka gum, packaged soups, etc. Farther out from the cash register, the place takes on a college-shabby look. If distressed furniture isn't your bag, M. Rohrs' does a roaring take-out business.

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