Ralph’s Coffee in the Upper East Side is clad with opulence and gives off a very charming retro vibe. This is one of the most popular cafes in the Upper East Side, as evidenced by the long lines.
Tucked snugly into a small shop on a lively tree-lined street, this pretty Upper East Side cafe is as quaint as can be, but that’s not even the best part. It’s the cafe’s commitment to doing good for the community that makes it so beloved.
Ask any local about their favorite cafes in Upper East Side and the honest ones will mention Maman. Offering a whimsical and charming vibe, this is one of the cutest bakeries and cafes in the UES if you’re looking to catch up with an old friend.
The shop is more grab-and-go rather than sit down cafe, but we'd be dammed if we didn’t mention the phenomenal coffee. It’s consistently smooth so it never fails to hit the spot. Arguably some of the best coffee the NYC has to offer.
When it comes to instagrammable cafes in the Upper East Side, Hutch + Waldo might just take the cake. Founded in 2016, this cafe strives to recreate the easy-going coastal vibes of Australia, where the owners are from.
Offering great coffee in the UES, Cafe Bleriot XI is a cozy old-fashioned cafe full of elegance. It opened in 2018 and was named after French aviator Louis Blériot’s plane the Bleriot XI. He was the first person to fly an airplane across the English Channel and (according to legend) credited his success to eating a good breakfast.
Swing by for locally sourced beans (roasted onsite, to boot) and exceptional toasted almond tea. As for the atmosphere, it’s just what you’d want from a great Upper East Side cafe — rustic and cozy.
Bluestone Lane is always full of people and the lively chatter that accompanies large groups. Having to wait in line is practically guaranteed during the weekends, but the colorful Aussie brunch menu is worth the wait. Their coffee is half the draw, which is why we consider this one of the best cafes in the Upper East Side.