I usually come to Nusbaum & Wu for an after dinner coffee- I can't say I've tried their sandwiches or salads. But their coffee is good and inexpensive (why pay $5 for a cup of coffee??); they have a wide array of desserts at the counter- their cakes and cookies are yummy. The only down side, if you want to call it that, is since it's close to Columbia U, it's often full of college kids....which is not bad if they're just studying or doing something on the computer but if they get all loud while you're trying to read the paper, it does get annoying. In the warmer months, they have outside seating, which is what I usually aim for since it has a great location uptown. Nice people behind the counter too.
Fine Baked goods; not the best for lunch.
I have eaten here several times now- my friends really like the place, so I've tried different things each time thinking that maybe I've just ordered 'the wrong thing'. After 3 lunchtime visits I have to report that their wraps are soggy; their grilled panini bland; and their salads just ordinary (not to mention the curt person behind the counter who mixed my salad).
Having said all that, I will confess that they make delicious cookies, yummy rice crispy treats and excellent bread. Try it for breakfast or dessert, but eat lunch somewhere else.