Known for their latte art, this Madison Avenue location of Via Quadronno brews some of the best coffee in the city for relatively low prices. Considering that you are on 73rd and Madison, a location where a plate of pasta can easily cost upwards of $30, Via Quadronno has a large selection of generously portioned paninis and open-faced sandwiches such as the Tartufata (chopped champignon mushrooms in truffle oil over Fontina cheese). Though there really is not an outdoor cafe, there are a few tables located near the open floor to ceiling windows so be sure to snag those as soon as you get in. Also, if you happen to stay past 6 PM there is a daily fondue selection in the back dining room.
Via Quadronno, 25 E. 73rd Street
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.