The Australian transplants behind this little coffee counter have chain-store aspirations, with plans to expand throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. For now, this outpost in the lobby of a building on Fifth Avenue (with access from 37th and 38th Streets) is the only place for their lattes, cortados, drip coffees and other drinks brewed with beans from Denver roaster NOVO Coffee. Cheeky touches like a loyalty card with prompts such as "Gettin' There!" and "You Cheatin'?" and cups printed with "We drank coffee before it was cool" signal that this is a place that's serious about coffee without taking itself too seriously.
Must-order: Never mind that the flat-white has gone mainstream (you can get one at Starbucks now), the Australian standby is still the thing to order here.
On the menu: Donuts from Dough, along with muffins, croissants and sandwiches to eat in the adjacent plaza if the temperature in New York ever rises above freezing again.
The details: 420 Fifth Ave.; 646-682-9510