Uptowners have a neighborhood café-bar to call their own again with this reboot of a shuttered Yorkville shop (the name is short for downtown-uptown). Industrial trappings fill the 70-seat spot, including Edison-bulb chandeliers designed by Brooklyn’s Urban Chandy and communal high-top tables flanked by gray metal stools. During the day, sip Irving Farm coffee served in custom clay mugs; in the evening, caffeinated drinks give way to a boozier menu of seasonal cocktails and a dozen craft beers (Sixpoint, Dogfish Head). The menu of light bites features childhood favorites: grilled cheese sandwiches (one with cheddar, the other with Brie), tomato soup and make-your-own s’mores.
1744 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 90th and 91st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 7am–midnight; Fri, Sat 7am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St|
|Price:||Average coffee: $3. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|