Financier: Luxe Coffee for the Wall Street Set
Sometimes, when I feel like treating myself to an over-priced iced cappucino and pastry, I pop into Financier, coffee provider to the bankers, traders, and wannabes of Wall St.
The scene is swank (for a coffee shop), French brasserie-style, populated with well-dressed yuppies in Brooks Brothers shirts, pressed slacks, and lace-ups. Bright cool colors, big windows, and outdoor tables almost convince you that if this coffee and pastry shop were to be picked up off its foundation and transplanted to Nice, it would fit in splendidly.
Need a break from the office but don’t have the time to languish over a long lunch? Desperately seeking an effective caffeine jolt? Craving sweet treats with a touch of elegance? Meander over to your local Financier to pick up an iced coffee and madeleine – for those 10 minutes, you’ll escape the frigid sterile office floor and luxuriate in elegant coffee shop splendor.