88 Orchard

(Now Closed)
Café, Dessert Shop, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 13, 2012
    I haven't tried their coffee here but they do have soy milk since I had their soy chai tea latte which is amazing! Made with care. Great service and one of the best corners for coffee or tea in LES!
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºApril 25, 2012
    Staff were extremely friendly, space is very nice. Small, but if it gets too crowded, there's space downstairs, and just quiet enough for a meeting or to get some work done! (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Zeb D.
    Zeb DropkinSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They remodeled the place a couple weeks ago and rebranded as Irving Farm coffee roasters because Irving bought 88 a while back. Prices went up on food 20-40% in general, but place and ppl still great.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BaoJune 17, 2013
    Great coffeeshop for meeting up with friends or reading. Big windows. But no longer has wifi, and the "cozy downstairs area" is a pretty dark depressing dungeon with the kitchen next door.
  • Sergey S.
    Sergey ShmidtJune 8, 2013
    This is a nice cafe with nice and good-looking baristas who brew a great coffee. Check out the Cafe Latte (hot or ice).
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HSeptember 13, 2011
    Come for the Irving Farm iced coffee (w/ iced coffee cubes), stay for the Fleetwood Mac on the stereo. Bring a book—it's hard to find an outlet for your comp.
  • AW G.
    AW GJuly 13, 2013
    A great, mellow place to grab a coffee and a snack. Best for catching-up with someone or doing something small, like reading a book.
  • Maria D.
    Maria Del RussoDecember 6, 2011
    One of the best cappuccinos I've ever had, an I consider myself a connoisseur. They also play a great selection of jazz in here.
  • Helen M.
    Helen ManOctober 9, 2013
    the chai and the don ho drink is amazingly good and now it's closed. Is 88 Orchard moved to another location or officially closed?
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CarterNovember 26, 2011
    The iced coffee is the best because the ice cubes are frozen coffee. Also, the salads are fresh and absolutely delicious.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 5, 2011
    One of those hard to find cafes in nyc where you can just sit, have coffee, read and people watch. Their morning sandwiches are delicious! Read more
  • Zoe N.
    Zoe NeuschatzFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The sweetest baristas in the city. Sit by the window and people watch or cozy up downstairs.
  • Bastian B.
    Bastian BeyerMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place! Try the avocado lox tomato bagel
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionOctober 17, 2012
    A great coffee shop if you want to grab and go, relax and chat, or get some work done.
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the vanilla bean syrup in your coffee. It is out of this world and they make it in house!
  • Ellen C
    Ellen CSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Green tea lemon ricotta cookie to die for! Also strong aromatic iced Americano.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RodriguezMay 10, 2010
    gorgeous little coffee shop with a perfect people watching location. great coffee and breakfast. i am a frequent customer and have nothing but good things to say.
  • Heather C.
    Heather ConnorMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pressed avocado croissant is delicious. Great quick spot in the neighborhood.
  • Hakeem B.
    Hakeem BilalDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They don't allow laptops after 5pm during weekdays and not on Saturdays because they get so busy. Just a heads up. Great place though!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DünxJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan bagels and tofutti cream cheese! There's downstairs seating if there's none upstairs.
  • Norbert H.
    Norbert HuJuly 10, 2011
    Iced coffee with coffee ice cubes - not THE best ice coffee, but much more consistent over time compared regular cubes. Worth a try.
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GanzakFebruary 5, 2011
    Good place to get some work done...downstairs seating area and free wifi! The large Americano is very large :)
  • Danielle
    DanielleJuly 20, 2012
    Best breakfast sandwich ! Really great quality food and fast delivery
  • Alex O.
    Alex OsorioOctober 26, 2012
    Nice and quiet, free wi-fi but outlets are few and far between
  • John H.
    John HoldenApril 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Vegan Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are bangin'. They also have great coffee.
  • CBM 
    CBM May 9, 2011
    Downstairs is an icebox, but a quiet icebox. If you have lots of work to do, bring a sweater.
  • Angela T.
    Angela TruesdaleAugust 21, 2010
    Dinner was soooo delicious! The Not So Sloppy Joe Sliders, and the Artichoke Chickpea salad will bring me back.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    Perfect spot to hideout with a coffee, catch up on some reading and have a lazy Sunday. — David L., UX
  • Damien B.
    Damien Basile 😈November 6, 2011
    There's a cozy downstairs area behind the counter. If upstairs is too crowded go there!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PotterJuly 30, 2010
    Downstairs is always super air-conditioned in the hotter months. They also have a bunch of board games down there.
  • Ralph
    RalphAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take Granola and the French Toast (best I've had)
  • BoweryBoogie
    BoweryBoogieJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're a hot chocolate fiend, ask for the caramel instead of vanilla extract. Delish.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneNovember 27, 2012
    Nice soy chai tea latte, friendly service and great atmosphere
  • Angela T.
    Angela TruesdaleAugust 22, 2010
    ...but the Polenta Chorizo Poppers were abysmal. Will be back to try other items though. Great service on a Saturday night.
  • Kasper M.
    Kasper Malling KjerSeptember 14, 2011
    Free Wifi, great service and fantastic sandwiches:-) would defently return!
  • Allan B.
    Allan BeaufourNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Super cosy neighborhood cafe. Good atmosphere and great food. Free WiFi too
  • Thierry M.
    Thierry MeierJuly 2, 2013
    Those bagels with cream cheese are the real deal.
  • jenn s.
    jenn silvaJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Coconut oatmeal cookie and iced coffee is great!! Even better as a combo.
  • Hartje U.
    Hartje UtrechtNovember 7, 2012
    Hipster heaven! Loved the chocolate chip bananabread. Mmmm...
  • AJ
    AJJuly 13, 2013
    Challah French toast with fruit and a mocha. That is all.
  • Anne B.
    Anne Bay-smidtJune 7, 2012
    Good for work, free wifi with purchase.
  • Patrice C.
    Patrice CSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast burrito + iced coffee with coffee cubes = great weekend morning
  • Yana Y.
    Yana YusimMay 11, 2012
    Love the ice coffee with coffee ice cubes
  • Linda C.
    Linda C.October 22, 2011
    Croissant with avocado, cheddar, and tomato. HEAVEN!
  • Myra B.
    Myra BatchelderJuly 6, 2013
    Get coffee with a shot of lavender and steamed milk. Delicious!!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DellortoFebruary 6, 2010
    New small plates menu available after 6 - try the eggplant dip and the sloppy joes!
  • doug t.
    doug tangrenNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi is great in the basement (behind the counter)
  • christian svanes k.
    it's kaput! turned over for the benefit of a franchise coffee roaster.
  • Mitó M.
    Mitó MendesOctober 4, 2011
    Lovely house! Delicious hot chocolat.
  • Fabian P.
    Fabian PerezMay 4, 2013
    Panini special is delightful
  • Irene M.
    Irene MSeptember 15, 2011
    Uncomfortable seating, unremarkable but serviceable food, neutral service and watery average coffee make this (inexplicably) popular cafe an aggressively mediocre breakfast spot.
  • Jared M.
    Jared MorgensternNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the mozzarella press sandwich!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TanApril 10, 2013
    No longer has wifi, but still serves a solid chai tea latte.
  • Kayvon B.
    Kayvon BinaJanuary 23, 2010
    Take your hot coffee and your laptop and head downstairs for the free WiFi. Bring your inner hipster.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TitoMay 4, 2011
    Outside tables for when the weather is nice..
  • Urs B.
    Urs BucherJuly 26, 2011
    Best coffee ever very smooth all my complements
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah Judd WelchDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Serves Harney & Sons as a tea special.
  • Emanuel K.
    Emanuel KarlstenNovember 22, 2011
    Eat their granola with yoghurt before you die.
  • Ana S.
    Ana SchechterOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The chai latte is truly the best in town.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't buy anything here that requires preparation unless you are unemployed / on vacation. NO SENSE OF URGENCY.
  • Adrianne B.
    Adrianne BenzionJune 7, 2011
    The arugula and beet salad was delish
  • Mallory M.
    Mallory MillerMay 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    JP is new and is sooooo sweet!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WongApril 5, 2013
    Skip the French toast. It's not cooked - very doughy.
  • Josephine D.
    Great place but no wifi
  • Laura N.
    Laura NolteDecember 8, 2010
    Lovely chai tea latte! Free wifi :)
  • Lance M.
    Lance MillerJanuary 10, 2012
    Breakfast burrito is unreal!
  • Suzie W.
    Suzie WymanMay 24, 2013
    Mocha = miraculous
  • Eytan D.
    Eytan DaniyalzadeMarch 5, 2013
    No longer has wifi.. Boo! :( it is still a nice place though..
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YangFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I like this place, but it's super slow.
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Granola is insanely good
  • Wally K.
    Wally KovalJanuary 14, 2012
    Egg-in-a-Hole: DO IT!!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CoakleyMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    coffee ice cubes in the iced coffee. that's what's up.
  • laura s.
    laura schwartzJuly 7, 2010
    iced coffee. coffee ice cubes. epic.
  • Preston R.
    Preston ResetMay 31, 2010
    Ask about the new menu. They just changed to have dinner faire.
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DoebrichMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sandwiches & a good place to stay
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny Soo HooApril 7, 2013
    No more wifi!
  • Klaus H.
    Klaus HolzapfelAugust 27, 2013
    No wifi. Big bummer.
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LiuFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coconut latte
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HuApril 24, 2014
    Test test.....
  • Dan B.
    Dan BoujoulianJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    awesome sunday brunch options
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DemmonsJanuary 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    order the blueberry pancakes!
  • Kentonye
    KentonyeJuly 23, 2009
    head downstairs to play board games like scrabble and sorry!
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HamelAugust 2, 2009
    Best environment, and delicious bagel action
  • Maria E.
    Maria ErikssonJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Veggie burrito!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ConnorFebruary 3, 2010
    I like the take out window move.
  • Kirsten L.
    Kirsten LeeMay 25, 2013
    No WiFi anymore
  • Kathleen H.
    Kathleen HoffJuly 12, 2010
    Frozen chai = heaven
  • Jazmin H.
    Jazmin HuppSeptember 12, 2009
    loving the french toast and chai
  • Eli H.
    Eli HorneMarch 16, 2009
    get the wasabi mayo tuna salad sandwich. it rocks.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithFebruary 20, 2010
    after dinner. for that last glass of pinot.
  • Nuno C.
    Nuno CarvalhoOctober 5, 2011
    Só cá faltam os pasteis de Belém! Grande ambiente
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