I've often wandered by the ING cafe on 49th Street and wondered what it was all about. It's so cute...and so orange. One of my co-workers swears by it and since she is wise in everything she does, I figured I should check it out. With Blondie and FREE beverage(!) coupons in tow, this week we made our first of what I expect to be many pilgrimages...
I found a coupon online for a free first beverage at the ING cafe. And I was impressed that when we went to redeem it, the coupon 1) worked and 2) was good for any beverage. Blondie and I each got skim lattes which were quite delicious. The ING cafe brews Peets Coffee which gets much love from my West Coast friends and I can see why.
The cafe itself is even more adorable and orange inside--down to the bright orange cups and straws. LOVE it. And how can you resist free wi-fi? The barista asked me if I had a savings account with ING, which I don't. She was nice and not hard sales about it. Looking at their rates and offers, I'm actually thinking about it. They have very competitive rates on savings accounts with no minimum balance requirements.
In addition to excellent coffee and free wi-fi they also run free financial seminars. Learn what to do with the extra cash you save on your coffee at their next seminar on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 6:00PM.
ING Direct Cafe
45 E. 49th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7AM to 6PM..