Name: Toby's Estate (Flatiron)
Location: 160 5th Avenue (b/w W20 and 21st)
Date Attended: Tuesday, July 8th 2014
Time Attended: 3:00pm
It was a very hot day in New York City. One of those days where you walk for half of a block and you are already sweating. On this day I wanted to meet with a friend for coffee. He told me all about this place that he loved... When you write a coffee blog people often times tell you about coffee shops that they love... A lot of times those coffee shops are just cute ambiance and it has very little to do with the coffee itself. So I went in expecting one of those...
BOY WAS I WRONG. First it was a beautiful, bright white, espresso shop, packed. That is a good first sign. There were plants in the shop and the aroma was magnificent.
I usually just get a small cup of coffee when I do one of these reviews... but as I said earlier... it was HOT. So I got an iced soy latte. We took our drinks and sat down in the back area which is part Strand Book Shop (Yes, New Yorkers... there is a Strand in the coffee shop) and part Club Monaco.
We sat down on the two chairs there and I felt like a million dollars. I took a sip of my latte and was blown away. The balance of soy and espresso was PERFECT. It was so good that my friend wasn't sure if I was making fun of him or if I just loved it that much. It was definitely the latter.
I'm so excited about this new find! Check it out next time you are shopping down 5th Ave.
The coffee shop proper.
The beautiful chars we sat in while we drank our coffee.
A view from our chairs at some of the Club Monaco stuff.
My delicious coffee...
The tiny espresso bar area.
Strand in a coffee shop... HEAVEN.