Category Archives: Coffee & Tea

Catch It: Max Brenner’s Hot Chocolate

Friday after Thanksgiving, friends and I went to The Rink at Bryant Park. Judy and Joey and their children, ages 10, 14 and 5. I did not skate, but instead strolled over to Max Brenner’s kiosk for some hot chocolate. … Continue reading

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Catch It: Donna Bell’s Bake Shop

Where is the fun in passing by a bakery, peering through the window, and just smiling at the creamy moist homemade Classic White Cake, Carrot Cake, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, or chocolate cookies, cupcakes, and biscuits? While growing up in the … Continue reading

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Catch It: Bluestone Lane Café

Three things I adore: the blue sky, my antique stone dining table and sumptuous coffee. It is especially why I am enchanted with Central Park. I can enjoy the magnificence of the park while walking six miles. Saturday past, I … Continue reading

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Catch It: Cake, Coffee & Chocolate

How astonished I was this past Monday, when I saw my three favorite luxuries on West 40th Street just south of Bryant Park. My southern cheeks smiled as I sauntered on the bustling street and savored the view of this … Continue reading

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Catch It: Flat Top

You know when you lose your house keys and find them unexpectedly, and discovered that they were there all the time. This was my experience trekking on Amsterdam Avenue, near where I live, a few weeks ago. Flat Top is … Continue reading

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Catch It: FIKA

Great happiness is a good cup of iced coffee in the summertime. This week, I came upon a new delightful cafe—FIKA. There are many locations in New York City; however, I strode into the aesthetic-styled décor of white bright lights, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Silver Moon Bakery

Last Friday, my friend Crystal made homemade cinnamon buns. I ate one, then two, and couldn’t resist another. It’s great having a friend who is an “amateur gourmet chef.” She delights her family and friends whenever she has time from … Continue reading

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