After dealing with the hordes in Comp USA, I needed coffee... and since I won't drink the brown drek at Starbucks or the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, that left me in a quandary.
Luckily, I remembered Cafe Madeline.
For $2.75, I was able to get a darn good double cappuccino. Sure, it's not as good as one from Blue Bottle or Ritual, but it's still a darn good Horn of Zeese (that's cup of joe for anyone who doesn't speak Boontling).
The sandwiches looked tasty and the insulated cups are a nice touch, reducing the need for a cardboard "Java Jacket". It's certainly worth a stop if you're stuck in Union Square and need a nice cup of coffee.