I was a little shocked today to see that my bill for a large espresso cortado and a plain croissant at Juan Valdez Cafe on 57th and Lexington came to $6.31. It used to be $4.74; they told me the prices had just gone up. I had thought that $5 a day for coffee and a pastry was already excessive, but the coffee is good. I may be forced back to Starbucks.
Juan Valdez Cafe
140 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022