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Opening Hours
Today: 6:30am–7pm
Thurs:
6:30am–7pm
Fri:
6:30am–7pm
Sat:
8am–5pm
Sun:
8am–5pm
Mon:
6:30am–7pm
Tues:
6:30am–7pm
Location
155 East 52nd Street
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In the mornings, this wittily named coffee shop is filled with frenetic Midtowners seeking their daily jolt of caffeine. The afternoons, however, find it decidedly more relaxed. Wandering to the back of the cafe, I lingered for quite some time among the shelves of books and comfortable couches. The space is perfectly crafted to encourage guests to indulge in literature, cups of excellent coffee, and freshly baked croissants.

The cafe's owner, Etienne Wiik, moved from Paris to New York in 2012 and spent his first year in the city "figuring out how to bring something hip and young to a primarily corporate neighborhood." Etienne passionately explained how Ground Central reflects his "sense and vision of New York." After 5pm, the cafe boasts an incredibly well priced tapas and wine menu, making this the perfect place to both start and end a day.

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