Cafe Macchiato

Three words: maple pecan danish. That’s it. Review done. Because once you’ve had one of these, you’ll never want to eat anything else.

Cafe Macchiato is a small chain here in New York City that serves up Italian style coffee, delectable pastries, and an assortment of sandwiches and salads. There’s one right next to me and it’s been my go-to spot for when I need something sweet or need a proper lunch.

I’ve already talked about the maple pecan danish, so I guess I’ll continue on to the soy chai lattes, which are spicy and frothy and perfect during those long, cold winter days we seem to have more and more of in New York City. I had a friend in town who is from Italy and I took him here — he was quite happy with the cappuccino the barista served. So there you go, stamp of approval.

As for sandwiches, my favorite is either the Caprese, which consists of buffalo mozzarella, balsamic dipped tomato, fresh basil, and an olive tapenade (which I’m actually not that crazy about if I’m honest) or the prosciutto sandwich, which is prosciutto de parma, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic dipped tomato, avocado, and a slather of olive tapenade. You can chose your bread of choice, but I usually go with the ciabatta.

My local Cafe Macchiato is located in Midtown East, and I haven’t been to the other locations, but something tells me they’re all equally delightful. Go for the maple pecan danish, and if it’s not there, worry not because they have you covered (get the almond croissant).

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.