I teach a student on the Upper East Side. The other day, walking back to the train from her apartment, I noticed a cute little coffee shop on the way. It's not hard for me to be lured into a new cafe, seeing as discovering new ones is one of my life's passions. However, I've passed by this one a few times before finally deciding to duck in for a cup. It turns out, it's actually a candy store! And interesting enough, they sell candy only from Britain.
I would never expect to find a quirky little spot like this on the Upper East Side, of all places. It's such a buttoned-up community. But another plus- they serve Sumptown coffee! I'll probably find myself stopping in all the time after my lessons. Next time I think I'll pick up one of those CurlyWurlies.