Enjoying a Slice of NYC Heaven at Bluestone Lane

The Avocado Smash!

Then as the skies opened, and the rain subsided, the Lord said “let there be light”!

Such was the weather recently when I was nearing the end of a rainy 5 mile run in Central Park. As I finished my run on the east side of the park and headed for cover I jogged over to Bluestone Lane, which is housed in a church off East 90th and Central Park on the Upper East Side of NYC.

As the sun came back out I plopped down into a sidewalk table. It’s really a nice spot to grab an iced coffee and bite to eat.

Lovely outside seating on nice days. Photo credit – Yelp

Located near the 90th street entrance they offer cool seating inside under a cathedral-like setting, or on some small tables outside by the sidewalk. Clean bathroom that is usable connected to the main church which is next door. Small but good selection of pastries, sandwiches, snacks, hot drinks, etc. Some wines and beer too. Occasional specials on the board for food and drink. Super popular and crowded for weekend brunch. Very friendly and helpful counter staff. This place is a little gem!

Located in a family chapel part of a church it’s a unique dining area. Photo credit – Yelp

Terrific iced coffee along with cappuccino and other hot beverages. Outside seating is always a plus if a table is available. No cash accepted here only credit cards which is a different twist. Can be a bit pricey, but hot damn the Avocado Smash is delish!

Avocado Smash on Balthazar toast is paired with tahini, heirloom tomatoes, sprouts, feta and lemon, topped with a poached egg. Yum! Tasty food with a healthy edge. It’s a nifty cafe to hit after a stroll or run in the park.

Amen and Hallelujah!


Bluestone Lane – https://bluestonelane.com/


16 thoughts on “Enjoying a Slice of NYC Heaven at Bluestone Lane”

    1. Hey Karen!

      They have taken a unique space to put in a cafe that’s for sure. I really like the coffee and sidewalk seating right across the park.

  1. You take the best food pictures. You really should work for one of those food magazines.

    Thanks for sharing all of the interesting places in your area. It looks like it’d be lot of fun trying to decide where to eat.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Hey Patricia!

      Food Porn at it’s best!

      It’s in a nice place right across Central Park. I love that sandwich. Always good after an early morning run!

  2. Looks like a fun stop off. Love the atmosphere of the outdoor cafe as well as the interior cathedral look. As for the avacado smash…the combination looks and sounds sensational! one can never have too much avacado OR guacamole. Nice pick Phil thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Peggy!

      Hope all is well. Thanks! It’s a cool spot right next to Central Park. Located in a church it’s a unique setting. Avocado is the best!

    1. Hey Karen!

      Well, you can always sleep in the park across the street and hit this place up now and then!

      You have Blockheads and the street rate on the UWS though!

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