If you are checking out the NYU campus, you should definitely stop by Oren's Daily Roast. A Local coffee bar chain offering house-roasted brews & light fare. I am a huge fan of the coffee. This coffee bar is only 10 mins walk from our AirBnb New York.
The warm color tones and wooden furniture welcome you for a cup. As you wait in line, you are greeted with happy faces, and familiar "hellos." After getting your coffee or caffeinated beverage of any kind, the marble top tables and wooden chairs ask for you to sit and observe this campus. And if you are in the middle of student rush hour, you can feel the energy of stress and excitement all around.
My personal favorite of Oren's is the iced coffee with milk coupled with a cookie the size of my face. The coffee has a good balance of nutty, sweet, and bitter that always taste lovely with their chocolate chip cookie. I enjoy that the cookie isn't too sweet, and best of all its crunchy!