NYC Coffee Break

Monday, May 30, 2011


Even though I work from home I always look forward to coffee breaks when Balazs and I race for a cuppa to our local cafe. As soon as you enter, the smell of freshly grounded coffee beans mixed with steamy milk makes you feel happy. I don't know why but coffee breaks are so essential to my day. It gives me a chance to switch off, regroup and refocus for the rest of the day. There are days that we just sit there in silence and watch people. It's always fun to observe the surroundings and the different behaviours.

Anyhow, here is a great project by Refinery29 where Angela snapped a cool series of NYC coffee shops! How about you, darlings, do you have regular coffee breaks? Do you like observing people? What's your favourite coffee shop or type of coffee? xo

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(thanks, Mandy, photos by Angela Pham)

46 comments:

Christianna said...

How cool! I love coffee shops. There is this one by my house that I love. It has huge windows that open into the street, perfect for people watching!

I might have to find some of these coffee shops, I'm heading off for New York tomorrow!

Ann said...

Love the smell of coffee too...
And I don't know what is it,
but I like hanging out in coffee shops, must be the ambiance and the goodies they serve ♥

Paul & Paula ★ said...

i love sitting in a cafe and just watch the world around me... but with a tea not coffee :)

katie said...

awesome pictures! i love coffee break time too. and i love checking out new coffee shops. i can always find time in my day for the smell of fresh ground coffee and a sweet treat!

And So I Whisper said...

very cool. I also look forward to those coffee breaks. Also much needed here as I also work from home.

Heba said...

the last time I went to a coffee shop was about month ago
love the photos ..they're so beautifully taken :)

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That's Not My Age said...

Great photos, I do like an NY coffee shop. My local in London is called Blackbird Bakery, prices are reasonable and they serve a very fine selection of cakes!

Diana Mieczan said...

Anabel, that is how I feel as well..Those coffee breaks are much needed!

Diana Mieczan said...

Christianna, you totally should check them out. Have a fantastic time in NYC!

Fabiana said...

I feel the same way about coffee and coffee shops. It's like total comfort starting with the aroma. Here in Newport Beach I love Peet's , Kean, and Eat Chow for a capuccino or an iced mocha. Ciao...

Anait said...

Oh I love those photos....and that tin ceiling in the first photo! Coffee breaks are my favorite, too. I love this little Viennese chain called Julius Meinl....do you have that in New York? I recently discovered it here in Chicago.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Very cool photos! I love coffee and going to coffee shops! I love the aroma (as well as the taste)!

Courtney Erin said...

There's a great place by my place called Cafe Romeo that makes perfect coffee and excellent soy lattes and has a pretty decent vegan food menu. I would live there if I could.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Belly B said...

I have to go to a coffee shop every single day. If not I just can't function! :)

<3 Belly B

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I love these photos. I work from home, too, and coffee breaks are my favorite!

Zondra Art said...

Nice photos, I lake it!
Happy neew week.

Miss Celeste said...

haha I just love Taco Bell, thats my hangout place...

and it is FAN-TASTIC!

AlphabetSoup Style

Miss Celeste said...

haha I just love Taco Bell, thats my hangout place...

and it is FAN-TASTIC!

AlphabetSoup Style

Miss Celeste said...

haha I just love Taco Bell, thats my hangout place...

and it is FAN-TASTIC!

AlphabetSoup Style

Amy said...

I am a coffee addict so yes, coffee is a must in my day.
I am with you, just the smell and vibe of the coffee shop sends me over the moon! :)
Happy Coffee breaking
Amy

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

Where do you live? I never know when I am reading about you guys. A mysterious European country? or in the US?

A76 said...

Really great pics - thanks for sharing!
xoxo

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Luv coffee break & of course people watching anywhere is always a delight, Diana!

xo*

Lexi said...

Sometimes the coffee break is sooo necessary ... and not just the kind where you walk five feet to your kitchen coffee pot.

Also, the ceilings in that coffee shop are divine!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Nika said...

I just can't imagine my life withouth coffee, cafes and mornings, when I drink my coffee and read my favourite blogs. I specialy love Italy and their coffee culture, they just know how to enjoy it and how to make a great one :)

Ana Degenaar said...

Stunning leggins! I need a cup of jo right about now.

Signe said...

I am starting to work from home the 13th of June - and because of that I just ordered coffee for like 110$ to our coffee machine! So yeah, it is kind of important to me I suppose :)

Hugs,
Signe

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing pics!
Love this post!

xoxox,
CC

Vanisha said...

I love this post! My husband and I love coffee shops, I don't drink coffee but I love the atmosphere. I especially like ones that have an outdoor area with trees and plants...Happy week Diana!

Eliza Jane said...

I love coffee shops. I am such a people watcher! So's my mother. When we were in the South of France together, we spend hours on patios drinking wine and just watching the world go by.

F Ellis said...

I love coffee.
I really love coffee breaks!
I love reading about other people having coffee breaks.
I also love your blog.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I used to always frequent coffee shops when I lived in NY but now I just brew a pot at home...so not the same thing

Diana said...

Yesterday I really need a coffee break but never got one...so I had a glass of wine at night instead! It was relaxing! We were looking around at people when we were at the amusement park...it was very interesting...saw a lot of shoes I liked! :)

Love these photos.

Claire Kiefer said...

Coffee is my favorite time of day, whether I go to a coffee shop or make it at home. It's essential to my happiness!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This makes me want to be a cool kid too!!! lol I had a favorite coffee place while in my undergrad. My friends and I would all meet there at the end of the day in the summer. Such great memories!

Bionica said...

I think a good coffee break is always necessary =)
and if ur in a cool coffee house
that makes it even better!!!

-Bionica

LyddieGal said...

What a cool photos series! I love visiting local coffee shops!

Chic on the Cheap

Marjorie Rose said...

People watching is definitely part of a great coffeehouse experience. I'd love a cup of pure Colombian right now!

Marjorie Rose said...

P.S. I just read F Ellis' comment. So cute and so true! I do love your blog!

quintessence said...

I love the idea of going to a coffee shop. We have a wonderful new one in our town you will love the name - EspressoNeat!! I just don't usually have time to indulge but always enjoy i when I do!!

Krystal said...

the best coffee shop i've found is in Grand Rapids Michigan in the states...i need to go take some pics of it!

Diana Mieczan said...

quintessence, you are so right!!! I adore that name:) haha

Diana Mieczan said...

Di, glass of wine is always a YES after a busy day!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..Ellis, you are so sweet! Thanks:)

shopgirl said...

That's so sweet that you guys go together for a coffee break! I miss the cool cafes around Vancouver and the West Coast, and just sitting there drinkin' my cup of coffee watching the world go by. it is a great feeling.

Ola said...

great pictures from this place! The atmosphere of this place can cause that a break can change in long hours:)

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