88 Orchard St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.718044 -73.990188
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Lower East Side
great coffee in a great neighborhood. Perfect ice coffee after the Tenement Museum, It's nice to have authentic, non-Starbuck's places like this in NYC. Mellow atmosphere on the weekdays.
Hits the spot – I ether order delivery or get take out here a couple of times a week.The daily soups here are wonderful, always seem to be made from good and fresh ingredients. Very nice sandwiches and coffee too. I haven't tried the sweets, but they look really good. Why go to a chain when you have this handy little neighborhood spot?
Practically my living room – I love having this gem of a coffeeshop in my neighborhood. The setting is perfect for people watching or surfing the net, the staff is always friendly and whoever loads the iPod has wonderful taste in music.
Gets crowded on weekends because of the Tenement Museum crowd, but otherwise, can't complain.
Pet-friendly and a great coffee concept... – How is it that, in 2005, frozen Coffee Cubes are such a rarity? Whatever the reason, Cafe 88 has got it Figured Out. Iced Coffee with frozen coffee for cubes and complimentary doggy treats make this place an oasis in the last peaceful corner of the LES/Chinatown fringe. The food is great, obviosly (grab the yogurt & fruit w/honey for a light, satisfying bite) and park it while your four-legged friend finishes his bisquit. 88 is a win-win.
Soup, sandwiches and a host of coffee drinks on a hip Lower East Side corner. – In Short
This pleasingly designed space, done in bright wood, with a tin ceiling and wraparound plate-glass windows, hosts a hip local clientele who linger over sandwiches, pastries and coffee. The menu ranges from buttermilk waffles to a cheese and fruit platter to oatmeal and granola. There are also several entree-sized salads (Caesar, curried chicken), pressed sandwiches, non-pressed sandwiches with such fillings as roast beef, daily soups and baked goods.
Tasfy Eats and Coffee! – I love the sandwiches at this place. The ingredients are fresh and the combinations creative. I had this pressed sandwich with ginger, sweet potatoes and turkey a couple of weeks ago that was to die for. Great coffee too and fun staff.
great cafe – Great place to have coffee and light fair. Sandwiches and soups rock. The staff is ultra nice. If you are in the hood you must go!
Wow! Love this place! – I read the first review and agree with it completely! It's a great place for AWESOME COFFEE! Food choice is nicely done with a selection of light sandwiches (I've had them cater my office lunches already because the selection is so good and healthy). And, of course, the coffee is better than any Starbucks. I am going to be a regular at 88.
Don't miss this place! – I just happened to stumble upon this little gem while wandering the LES. It is a great cafe with superb coffee (they do latte art!) I had the chicken sandwich which was pressed on the panini grill- that was awesome. The cafe is all windows on the ground floor- so CLEAN and airy. They have a lounge downstairs which is cozy and romantic, and a large communal table which is great for groups.
The staff is fun and really very nice. They have a good selection of wine and beer as well.
You gotta check this place out.
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