It was pouring rain. My jeans were soaked and I had to buy a wimpy umbrella from a street vendor meanwhile I was headed to Sweaty Betty in Flatiron. My mom. sister and I were ill prepared. Of course we didn’t check the weather before heading out of our hotel, The Redbury. My mom had loafers on, and my sister left in flip flops. Needless to say, we were soaked and cold.
On our hunt for a nearby coffee shop to warm up, I found Toby’s Estate was nearby. We walked a couple of blocks and found it in between Club Monaco and another shop. It was under construction, so the only way into the shop was through Club Monaco. Side note: the clothes at that shop are beautiful. I ordered an iced americano. Face meet palm. In retrospect, I should’ve ordered a hot espresso drink. A cappuccino to be exact.
The store was too small, if you’re looking to study, relax or just hang out there. It’s ok for a quick come and go day, but if it’s too busy, the shop will become crowded fairly quickly. There were about 8 people there (not including the staff), and we were already taking realty space from Club Monaco. However, buying a cup of coffee and perusing the clothing store is not a bad idea. The risk of spilling coffee on clothing is pretty high up though.
The iced americano was good, and the selection of pastries were appetizing. The baristas weren’t overly friendly. Maybe that’s just a Texas thing though. Nevertheless it didn’t take away from the experience. I can’t wait to go back to New York in December. My coffee journey will continue, and I’ll be able to get some nice pictures at the same time. If you have any coffee shop suggestions, or just any suggestions for my trip, I would love them.