Here's the thing - New York City is MASSIVE. No secret about it. It can be hard to see everything you'd like to in your first visit - especially if you're only in the city for a short time. Not long ago, I spent a long weekend in New York City. Staying in the middle of Times Square provided an amazing atmosphere for my first time in this city (and not to mention, a beautiful view).
As this was my first time at the Canteen, I have not tried the other drinks offered. The drink menu was very similar to most other coffee shops, but because the Canteen is a specialty coffee shop - the extra time spent on each drink makes the coffee all the more better.