Café M is a cute café in the Empire State Building/Koreatown vicinity where you can enjoy a quick bite while sitting at one of the few tables outside, or on one of the two benches inside by the window. I love the seat next to the wall with the display of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Saint-Exupéry (one of my favorite childhood books).
Aside from French pastries, macarons and cupcakes sold individually and by the box, Café M sells jars of jam, ice cream by the pint from Van Leeuwen Artisanal Ice Cream, and coffee from La Colombe Torrefaction. La Colombe is an excellent bold coffee, perfect hot or iced.
My perfect breakfast combo whenever I'm in the area is a butter croissant with a large iced coffee, for about $5. There aren't many cafés like this in NYC, so I'll continue to support the establishment.
315 E 31st St
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 213-8393