In the past we've called One UN Plaza a "tea drinker's paradise." And it is. But thanks to a new cafe that recently opened up in the lobby (coinciding with the completed renovations of the West Tower), coffee lovers have plenty to like about this place too. un cafe, as it's called, serves delicious cups of freshly brewed Illy coffee, while the rooms all contain Nespresso machines. If that's not enough for you, the hotel's new 30th floor Skyline Club boasts the mother of all Nespresso machines, which can brew four cups at once. Just in case, you know, you really need a major caffeine fix.
Of course, we could never attempt a list of New York's top hotel coffeeshops without counting Stumptown at the Ace Hotel. Ever since the hotel opened in 2009, folks from all over midtown have been queuing for 15-20 minutes in a line that snakes into the lobby, just to get their daily dose of Stumptown's expertly-prepared coffee. A concise, to-the-point menu offers only a few basic choices, but with the smell of freshly-ground beans wafting around you, by the time it's your turn to order, you won't really care how it comes as long as they serve it fast (which they do).
What about you? Do you have a favorite hotel to get your caffeine fix in NYC? Let us know in the comments below!
[Photos: Birch Coffee; HotelChatter]