Former creperie turned Latin café and night spot on Eldridge. White-walled space adorned with a giant Lisa Lisa lyric and racks of fashion magazines. Marc Solomon brings Nuyorican DJs to spi... read more
Seitanic verses. Café arm of vegan chain that’s less crunchy hippie, more "wow, I'd love not to have my heart explode at age 53." Looking to fill citywide void of "this actually tast... read more
Its second location in NYC, right in the West Village, this whimsical bakery/cafe functions as a mostly carry out-style spot, where Villagers can pick up sweet breakfast treats like croissants and ... read more
Locally sourced, artful coffee and bites from farms around the world, dispensing with your morning and night lassitude, and satiating your desire for goodwill and sustainability. A purist's delight... read more
West Village bakery and cafe serving cake cups and Gorilla Coffee. Individualized portions of cake cups include layers of salted caramel, milk chocolate ganache, peanut butter moose, and raspb... read more
Café and juice bar from Apothéke cocktail guru Heather Tierney. Bright white space, yellow stools, and embellishments from the garden. Brandi Kowalski of ABC Kitchen on the juice menu... read more
Coffee, croissants, and a place to linger. Crisp white hall of a shop adds a velvety church pew along one side for those going into extra innings. Note the big vintage clock on the wall, ignore the... read more
Fine cured meats on fresh baguettes. White-walled space, smattering of tables and chairs for those with time to linger. Several focaccia options, but most paninis served on long crusty loaves... read more
The fetish for all things artisanal reaches tap water. Tap water. Thanks to $25,000 filter, you can hydrate with the knowledge that your H-two-O is free of chlorine, pesticides, and fluoride. Small... read more
The legendary espresso bar has finally made its way across the Atlantic to NYC, courtesy of Bari and Amrinder Kang. Adopting the brand's flashy, mod interiors (this time by Antonio d... read more
Fresh garden and grill tucked somewhat randomly on Division Street. Scrapbook kitsch design with slight country-house flair. Salads and sandwiches from chefs of former Souvlaki GR truck. Cheeseburg... read more
Rustic bread, delicious paninis, authentic Italian pizza served in osteria-like environment. We recommend the pizza zucchini, bresaola panini, sourdough pullman bread, and the tortino di cioccolato... read more
Healthy fare in a bright, easy space at Pier 62. Light hardwood floors and a vivid photomural of a pastoral scene add to the crunchy vibe. Chain does burgers, sandwiches, pasta dishes all affordabl... read more
Not a ’70s swingers comedy, but nabe café honoring a set of grandparents. Husband and wife owners met at Balthazar, bring over hospitality and sophistication. Casual spot serves all th... read more
Wash down some good music with a healthful juice at this vintage record store/Jamaican café, an expansion of next door's Miss Lily's. Downstairs record store and upstairs takeout cafè... read more
Not exactly the destination spot for the rookie in the big city, but a brunch/lunch/take-out staple for the locals. Craft beer on tap, wines, counter-service with healthy vegan/vegetarian opti... read more
The Stone Street Coffee Company looks innocent enough, but is actually just a front for hidden speakeasy-style lounge. Food from a Harry’s hand, drink program by a Merchant Hotel vet. ... read more
Storied cheese shop from Seattle opens a magisterial dairy temple north of Union Square. Three levels: dark basement-level bar, bustling main cafe floor, and mezzanine overlooking the cheese vats. ... read more
Downtown counterpart to Kurt Gutenbrunner’s Café Sabarsky. Jewel box of a joint is as sleek as fine crystal, which is maybe not such a coincidence since it’s stashed inside the S... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
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Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...