441 E. 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
Coffee is awesome which subsequently makes coffee shops awesome. I have a rather negative grudge against Starbucks shops (especially in New York) because of the constant overcrowding, so finding a cute spot with delicious coffee and adequate seating has become something of a life goal. One quick glance at Ost Café with its open windows and cool-looking people drew me in. I ordered a latte and nutella cookie sandwich to stay hoping that I would be able to find a seat at the then-packed shop. Luckily, I grabbed one of the cute circular marble tables by the windows and settled in to read and relax.
The latte was beautifully made and super yummy. The cookie surprised me because I was not expecting to love it so much; it literally melted in my mouth in a buttery chocolaty mess of goodness. Cue the mouthwatering. I loved that it was very relaxed but productive with the people around working quietly and cooly on their laptops (yay for free wifi!) Definitely a new favorite spot to chill out and Instagram your drink.