Joe Coffee Company, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Joe Coffee Company is probably my favorite cafe in NYC. They have about a dozen locations. The coffee is consistently good and the atmosphere is always friendly and warm. I will go out of my way to have a really good cup and that includes Joe. There aren't a ton of good cafes in this neighborhood. I recently had breakfast at Neil's Coffee Shop and then a latte at this Joe. The owners are really fabulous as well.
Joe Coffee Company, 1045 Lexington Avenue near 75th Street