Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

The Library Café by Amy's Bread
455 5th Ave (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Mon-Fri   10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm

The New York Public Library has partnered with Amy’s Bread to
bring visitors a spectacular new café location on the 7th floor of
the newly renovated Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. The café
has outdoor seating on the only free, publicly accessible rooftop terrace in Midtown, and offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy a coffee & pastry or lunch and the incredible view of the NYPL’s historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, as well as views up and down Fifth Avenue.

Our menu features handmade pastries including scones, muffins, sticky buns, croissants, Danish, and biscuits. In the morning we offer a selection of breakfast sandwiches, bagels with spreads, and quiche with a side salad,  plus rolls, and twists.   At lunch we have a wide variety of sandwiches made on Amy’s Bread, many of them grilled. Sweet treats include cookies, bars, cupcakes and slices of our delicious layer cakes.  Our offerings change seasonally.

We make excellent coffee, espresso beverages & cold brew and we offer a variety of cold beverages. Stop in for a treat after browsing for a book and enjoy this lovely spot in Midtown.


By Subway – C, 1, 2 or 3 train to the 42nd St- Times Square station, exit on 40th Street, walk east to 5th Ave. . Or take C, 1, 2, or 3 to 42nd St-Times Square station and transfer to the 7 train to the 5th Ave station.  Or take B or D train to the 5th Avenue station.

By Bus – Take the M1, M2, M3 or M4 bus down Fifth Avenue and get out at 40th Street. Or take the M104 bus and get out at Fifth Ave.