|The UWS location of Alamo Drafthouse|
Over in Midtown, there is a new coffee shop and French pastry bar that started operation this week in the Sanctuary Hotel. Dubbed Spresso Cafe, this lobby shop will serve lattes and espressos that can be enjoyed with treats like financiers. There's also an outdoor seating area where you can escape from the surrounding Times Square madness. If you are looking for an alternative to the massive line at the outposts of Starbucks in this hood - we think this sounds like a good idea (132 West 47th St.).