Viand Coffee Shop (a New York Tip from Coralie)

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Coralie would like to share a great restaurant tip in New York: the Viand Coffee Shop. This 100% American diner is located in the Upper East Side and was one of the highlight of her trip.
I’ll now let Coralie share one of her experience in New York with us and thank her for her feedback.

In the meantime, you’re welcome to share your great tips with us as well, I have especially written an article about it: Share your “New York Tips” with the New York City Travel Tips Community.

What type of cuisine Viand Coffee Shop is offering?

This is a typical New York diner offering classic American cuisine.
They offer a special for brunch with scrambled eggs, toasts, bacon, pancakes and bagels.
Burgers, sandwiches and salads are available all day to stay or to go.

Viand Coffee Shop

Dishes that I tried and recommend

We went to Viand Coffee Shop for breakfast and ordered pancakes. OMG! This was the real taste of America for me :). There were thick, moist, served with crunchy strips of bacon and a delicious small bottle of maple syrup.The restaurant offers free refills as traditional in a real diner.

Viand Coffee Shop

What are the decor and the size of Viand Coffee Shop?

The decoration is typical of American diners with a large counter where you can sit and a small room with very few tables.

How’s the vibe?

The atmosphere was really great. We were seating at the counter looking at the kitchen and the staff. I really enjoyed watching them cook, and see the pancakes cooking up slowly and trust me it smelled heavenly.

Who comes to Viand Coffee Shop?

It’s mostly locals who visit the restaurant. People from the neighborhood come for breakfast. There are some tourists since the place is referenced by many travel guide books.

Viand Coffee Shop

How’s the service?

The service was efficient although not as friendly as other places we’ve visited.

What’s the best tip at this restaurant?

I strongly advise you to come for breakfast since it’s very particular. As you wake up slowly with the delicious smell of food, we meet New Yorkers in their daily lives, it’s very American.

The prices are reasonable for New York City, in between $10-$15. Here’s the menu.

Viand Coffee Shop

Where the restaurant is located in NYC?

There is one Viand Coffee Shop on the Upper East Side, near Central Park, and the other one a few blocks away from the American Museum of Natural History.
Address :
– Upper East Side: 673 Madison Avenue (East 61st Street), New York, N.Y. 10065
– Upper West Side: 2130 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 (Hotel Beacon).
Hours: respectively from 6am to 9pm, and from 7am to midnight every day.


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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