Thursday, March 05, 2009

ING Direct Offers Great Rates . . . On Coffee

ING Direct, the online bank known for their higher-than-average interest rates, has opened cafes in a number of U.S. cities, including New York, in order to promote their products and services. The cafes offer coffee and pastries at prices way below prevailing market rates. A cup of coffee, the size of a Starbucks tall, goes for a mere $1, and unlike Starbucks it's actually good coffee. The ING direct cafes serve Peet's, an excellent California coffee mainstay that's almost impossible to find on the East Coast. You can also get pastries for a buck each. The one muffin I tried was respectable if unremarkable, but the anise seed biscotto was quite good.

Manhattan locations:

968 3rd Ave, at 58th St.
45 E. 49th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues.

Click for a list of all ING Direct cafes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peet's has at least two in the Boston area - one in Harvard Square, and one in Coolidge Corner, Brookline - Much superior to Starbucks!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous rumela lony said...

This place has some super strong coffe. It's almost like drinking espresso in a 20oz. cup. I pretty much just get a plain, black cup of coffee so it's interesting to see their simplified approach to a menu. This cuts down on wait time, which is nice.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Peter Cherches said...

I should add, though, that since I first posted this they've raised the price to $2 for coffee, but still a better deal for a better cup than Starbucks. I also learned that those excellent biscotti (still $1) come from the Bucks County Biscotti Company.

10:02 AM  

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