OST Cafe

OST Cafe

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop, Café, and Wine Bar$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Michael G.
    good for working, but no electricity
  • Ranu R.
    Iced chai here is perfect. Spiced well, sweet but not overly so. I like it with soy milk. Sun streams in through the windows in the morning and it's a good place for a morning coffee meet.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WJanuary 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice quiet spot to get work done or catch up with friends over a cup of brew (or a glass of wine)
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaJanuary 12
    Superb coffee but most importantly, one of the best tile floors in NYC! 😜
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralJanuary 7
    Really great coffee date spot in east village!
  • Jessie B.
    Jessie BeckJanuary 2
    The drip coffee is so so. Not very strong. Kind of watery. Nice ambiance though and wifi.
  • Aditi
    AditiDecember 5, 2016
    Great for working, love the jasmine tea
  • Tova W.
    Tova WeinstockOctober 26, 2016
    Don't come here for the wifi. It's not good.
  • PureWow
    PureWowOctober 25, 2016
    This East Village mainstay makes us feel like we’re sipping espresso on a side street in Prague, and we’re not mad about it. Also: that tile floor.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    My favorite cafe in the East Village. Light pours in from the large windows making this a great spot to read or study.
  • Bruna B.
    Bruna BittencourtOctober 10, 2016
    Nice atmosphere, lots of good seats and free wifi for remote workers. Curious fact: Foursquare v1 was built in this place by its founders :)
  • Hadley H.
    Hadley HolmesJune 7, 2016
    Delicious Nutella cookie sandwiches and solid coffee. Great vibes but note they don't have internet on the weekends.
  • Adrien
    AdrienMay 14, 2016
    The feeling is this coffee shop is incredible, wood and tiles, light and different seating options makes this space unique and appreciated from all
  • Alexandros P.
    Cozy place with good coffee. Not a lot of space inside but you can still work or just sit in one of the stools and watch the people passing by.
  • Terrea M.
    Terrea MitchellApril 27, 2016
    Wine and tea. Nutella cookies and lovely service. What's not to like.
  • Neel B.
    Neel BhargavaApril 17, 2016
    Great spot to chill, read, see the east village
  • Adrien
    AdrienMarch 30, 2016
    The most scenic coffee in the village, often busy, always good at atmosphere. Work there in the week, come with friends on the weekend (no wifi sat-sun)
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 22, 2016
    good espresso, iced coffee was eh
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GutierrezMarch 12, 2016
    Cortado and a croissant. The little things in life make all the difference.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BuisMarch 11, 2016
    A stellar dirty chai!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrJanuary 11, 2016
    Try the savory scones
  • Natalie Y.
    Natalie YuenNovember 21, 2015
    Almond latte- you're welcome.
  • Tudor M.
    Tudor MustataNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Almond croissants and cortados!
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    I like the atmosphere, people watching and iced coffee with almond milk
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyOctober 6, 2015
    This corner shop with EV views is a great spot to read, drink coffee, and watch the world go by. The cookies live up to their reputation.
  • Gizem K.
    Gizem KSeptember 29, 2015
    Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine. My fav reading spot in EV
  • Myrto K.
    Myrto KostadimaSeptember 12, 2015
    Coffee temple!! On our last visit to NY we tried a few others around, but we always ended back there.
  • lucky n.
    lucky nehaSeptember 2, 2015
    hoooo hiiii hw r u............
  • anusha l.
    anusha lakshmiSeptember 2, 2015
    hi allllllllllllllllllllll
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BoggsAugust 29, 2015
    Good coffee and nice environment. Important note: no wi-fi on weekends! Not fun if you find out after you've already ordered a drink.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangJuly 26, 2015
    Really cute ambiance. I love the Parisian cafe look. Would come again for their iced coffee.
  • Madison S.
    Madison SJuly 12, 2015
    The coffee is great, as well as the chai!
  • Trent
    TrentJune 23, 2015
    Good for a quick cup of coffee. Tough to grab a seat on the weekends at times.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangJune 14, 2015
    They lowered their prices! I am in love again.
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChangMay 23, 2015
    The wifi and service operate at a snail's pace. Go elsewhere if you're wanting to do anything on the Internet.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DeGeorgeMay 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Overrated. But good place to 'gram #ihavethisthingwithfloors for the bloggerati. ☕️
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 17, 2015
    A wonderful place for a lazy morning of coffee, newspaper-reading (they have plenty available there) and people-watching.
  • Saleem
    SaleemMay 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good cappuccino. Sometimes hard to find a seat. Helps explain the lack of WiFi on weekends.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMay 1, 2015
    Great selection of tea and they just started serving food too! At night it's dark but good atmosphere to get a glass of wine
  • Sonja
    SonjaApril 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite coffee shops in NYC!!
  • David L.
    David LaBarApril 5, 2015
    Best cappuccinos in town! Vibe is very EV startup with caffeinated guests hunched over laptops. Seating in short supply.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangMarch 29, 2015
    The cold brew is freaking good. But the price-size ratio is ridiculous.
  • April M.
    April MoatesMarch 29, 2015
    Great coffee, working and people watching.
  • April Z.
    April ZhaoMarch 11, 2015
    Mochas are yum!
  • Sonia G.
    Sonia GrobmanMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing chai lattes. Card minimum of 10 dollars so buy a gift card and keep refilling it if you are a regular.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfFebruary 28, 2015
    Great flat white, no questions asked
  • Alex
    AlexFebruary 26, 2015
    Very good coffee and beautiful warm interior.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    No wifi on weekends anymore. Major bummer.
  • Paul Travis K.
    Paul Travis KleinFebruary 4, 2015
    Best cold brew and service in the EV. Small selection of beer and wine seals the deal.
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakJanuary 17, 2015
    Nice when you can find a seat!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 28, 2014
    Get a latté &/or a hot chocolate
  • Jillian
    JillianDecember 25, 2014
    Amazing latte, cozy vibes and A+ people watching.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always gets super crowded on the weekend. Can be pretty hard to find a table.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.November 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place! Good coffee and you can spend hours overthere
  • Brooklyn
    BrooklynNovember 7, 2014
    Nice atmosphere here, but they've got an annoying wifi control (code per purchase, time limited) and it can get too dark to be able to read. They also turn off wifi on weekends. Pricey drinks.
  • Anna
    AnnaNovember 5, 2014
    Cool space and good coffee
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 15, 2014
    They have great coffee & nutella sandwiched cookies ;) kinda tight seating but still cozy n nice.
  • Sara M.
    Sara McDonaldOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Could be the best iced latte around.
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SampimonSeptember 28, 2014
    The Nutella cookies are delicious and they have live jazz in the evenings
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaSeptember 26, 2014
    Classic NYC spot to drink coffee & do work or read. Hard to find a seat on weekends but if you do, stick around & people watch.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PaitonSeptember 23, 2014
    Pretty big space with loads of work space and huge windows which open up onto the avenue. Pretty decent coffee as well!
  • cristina a.
    cristina arapsSeptember 21, 2014
    great overall cozy cafe vibe, with a good crowd mix. coffee is great too and pastries look delicious.. no wifi on weekends tho!
  • Will C.
    Will CAugust 29, 2014
    They have no WiFi on weekends. Foursquare should fix their data.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So simple, so much space, so much seating. Splendid on a sunny day.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUAugust 29, 2014
    East Villagers flock here for the sunshine, espresso, and wine. Try their delicious croissants or nutella cookie sandwich (we’re SOLD!). Be warned: laptops aren’t allowed in the evenings. Read more
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 23, 2014
    Great cappuccino in the east village.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 22, 2014
    Chocolate chip cookie & Nutella sandwich!
  • Martha
    MarthaAugust 17, 2014
    I love the open window walls in summer.
  • Stephanie I.
    Stephanie IsaacsonAugust 16, 2014
    No flavored lattes. Almond milk & soy available. Bring cash.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 16, 2014
    Cute coffee shop with a great ambience and design. Go for L size because it would be a shame to order small cup of such amazing coffee!
  • Caleb F.
    Caleb FernandezAugust 15, 2014
    Free wifi, but only for an hour? Not about it.
  • Roxanne R.
    Roxanne RavagoAugust 13, 2014
    Wifi, lots of plugs, natural light, coffee and booze, decent size tables for computer work, not a lot of food selection, near 1st ave L stop
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    Not sure what everyone raves about service sucks..coffe was worse
  • Nabil D.
    Nabil DabbaghAugust 6, 2014
    one of my favorite coffee spots in new york city because it offers: several newspapers (NYT, WSJ, etc.), free wifi (weekdays only), and a relatively large amount of sitting space
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 29, 2014
    No WiFi on the weekends, so chill on the bench outside instead, and people-watch on Avenue A.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SokolowJune 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Really wish they'd lower the damn music.
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºJune 19, 2014
    Do not go to @ostcafenyc. Way overpriced for what you get. They only offer one size for iced drinks and they are $6.75!!! (Mind you this is 2x shot but STILL!!)
  • Gaelù
    GaelùJune 15, 2014
    Very cute bar! And coffee is very good also!
  • Monica
    MonicaMay 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the iced latte - to stay.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CMay 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is the best because they have a doggie walk up window. And they give out treats to your pup!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BenarioApril 2, 2014
    Wifi is really quite slow... :(
  • Mirza R.
    Mirza RahmanMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring a book and read it here during the week.
  • May J.
    May JungJanuary 25, 2014
    1st time. Great coffee selections and taste good! Must come again
  • joseph oese
    joseph oeseDecember 25, 2013
    welcome and enjoye
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºDecember 2, 2013
    Don't want to the up your dog to go inside and get your caffeine fix? Don't worry, they have a walk up window, compete with dog treats!
  • Akshay V.
    Akshay VenkitasubramanianNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They do have good coffee, music and vibes but not the best chai latte
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.October 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nutella cookie sandwich appears to be heavenly. But in the name of good science, I'll need to conduct numerous taste tests.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.October 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very reliable wifi. Can't find power outlets.
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniOctober 20, 2013
    $10 min on cards, but you can always order something and pre-pay the rest. Just don't lose your receipt!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BernardoOctober 9, 2013
    Wonky internet connection.
  • Danny H.
    Danny HertzSeptember 15, 2013
    No wifi on weekends? Total goons.
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RixSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There are benches outside for when you arrive before opening.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieSeptember 3, 2013
    Great vibe, baristas and lots of seating. Walls open up, so perfect for morning coffee on a nice day. They're also open late with wine/beer offerings.
  • Luke S.
    Luke SinclairSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this little coffee shop, beautiful coffee and a great vibe.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LynchAugust 16, 2013
    Lattes are amazing here
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LynchAugust 14, 2013
    Amazing latte. Glad I got to experience that.
  • Jack B.
    Jack BecseyJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffeehouse in EV. Great place to read before or after work.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony G.July 8, 2013
    Great place on the east side for good vibes. The coffee/tea is good, but cash only (with a minimum for credit cards), and the working place is ideal for reading/getting quick work done.
  • Giselle V.
    Giselle VivaldiJuly 7, 2013
    Great place for macchiato or a glass of wine!
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenJune 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    there's a to-go window on the side for dog owners :)
  • Florencia 🦄 H.
    Florencia 🦄 HorowitzNovember 27, 2015
    Love it 💕
  • Jailson S.
    Jailson SilvaJanuary 14, 2014
    otimo!! Muito bom esse local!!
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