Viand Coffee Shop
673 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, New York City, New York, 10065
- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Singles, Nightlife
Expert review of Viand Coffee Shop
A New York greasy diner is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Unfortunately it’s also a dying breed as higher rents move in and kick out this inexpensive neighborhood option. But whenever I am in town Viand is one of my first stops for a grilled cheese and thick vanilla milkshake. I love how the cramped space soldiers on despite its posh address opposite Barneys department store, one of the city’s best shopping spots. It’s the perfect place for before or after retail pilgrimages.
Classic diner fare includes plates of eggs and bacon, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches (my favorite dish is the tuna melt) and turkey sandwiches - all available from breakfast to dinner. Kids love the pancakes.
A cramped space that’s about the size of a subway car. It’s still great for people-watching as posh shoppers, Hollywood types, and locals run in for their “regular.” You might even catch a glimpse of Mayor Bloomberg..
I’ll just say gruff. I once got in trouble for reading the newspaper instead of concentrating on my meal.
On the swanky Upper East Side, it’s avoided being shut out as rents sky rocket along Madison Avenue.
Items start at US$5.95 - it’s one of New York’s real deals.
Everyone wants a cosy booth but sit wherever the staff point you to or you’ll start off on the wrong foot right away.
More information on Viand Coffee Shop:
- Price guide:
- 673 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, New York City, New York, 10065
- Opening times:
- Daily open 24hours.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Cheap eats, Quick bites