Nestled on a quiet midtown street, amidst a row of luxury design stores, the Bon Vivant provides an uniquely elegant coffeehouse experience. Serving a menu of Julius Meinl coffee along with classic petit fours, in a beautiful and serene space, the cafe evokes the delicious indulgence of the Viennese coffeehouses of the belle epoque.
Julius Meinl Coffees, founded in Vienna in 1862, is one of the oldest coffee roasters in the world. Extensive coffee know-how in green coffee purchasing, long-term relationships with coffee farmers, a careful selection of beans, and a typical Viennese roasting by coffee specialists help ensure the perfect cup of coffee*. It is that perfect experience that Bon Vivant seeks to provide, delivering one of the best espressos in midtown Manhattan.
Perhaps, you have tried Italian, third-wave specialty, or Starbucks. How about an authentic Viennese style espresso? A fine counterpoint to the bold and dark Italian coffee or the slightly fruity, acidic third-wave espresso, the Viennese-roast espresso at Bon Vivant is smooth, full bodied, with a slight note of chocolate. Never overpowering, it finishes with lightest sparkle reminiscent of a fine Chardonnay.
In order to ensure the excellent flavor of the Meinl espresso, the coffee drinks at Bon Vivant are never overwhelmed with milk. The Cafe Melange ( Cappuccino) is not more than 8 ounce and the Cafe Latte just a little more in keeping with traditional Austrian coffeehouses.. It is our vision to ensure always quality over quantity, s in the exquisite petit cake offerings accompanying the delicious, unique Austrian brew.
We hope to welcome you to the store to enjoy the experience.