Discovered a nice coffee shop in midtown east where one can meet friends for coffee, just chill and unwind, or set up a mobile office (free wifi) and work on a blog ;).
The space: very spacious for a coffee joints. It's designed as a place for lingering rather than coffee on-the-go. The front of the cafe opens up to the street. The cafe is divided into several seating areas: A large communal table toward the front of the cafe, smaller bar tables along the length of the cafe, and a cozy library in the back.
Aside from coffee and pastries, the place also sells sandwiches and salads. Wine and beer are available too! My only complaint is that the food quality leaves much to be desired. If they can make some improvements on the food front, I can definitely see myself camping out here on a regular basis.
155 East 52nd Street (Between 3rd. & Lexington Ave.)