Ambition Coffee and Eatery in Schenectady, New York
Their book title tells you pretty much everything you need to know: Is The Coffee Fresh? Drama dysfunction and daily life at a downtown coffee house. This quirky java hub has fed celebrities ranging from ESPN co-founder Bill Rasmussen and Ryan Gosling to The Cake Boss and the touring company of Broadway's Wicked and Jersey Boys. Gluten-free? Shellfish Allergies? Vegetarian? Dietary restrictions ain't no thing — They even fed Bradley Cooper on a paleo diet for seven weeks when he was renting a house in town during A Place Beyond the Pines filming. You can't go wrong with their Americano (or three), but their flavored cappuccinos also hit the spot.