Possibly for tourists who've gotten themselves lost in the Chinese fishmarket area of downtown Manhattan. This little American-fare oasis, smooshed between Chinatown and Little Italy, is a cla... read more
Nolita day club embraces the west side with entry into The Jane Hotel. Same menu carries over, French and Moroccan faves. Baked eggs with smoked salmon, orange blossom waffles, Moroccan couscous, c... read more
About as cozy as sceney gets. Basement space decked out with café chairs, weathered wood planks, exposed brick. Earnest Sewn bloodlines visible in rustic/industrial look, light mercantile of... read more
Large floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto a view of Tompkins Square Park in this funky, corner coffee shop. Patrons sit and sip with a book or opt for the more restaurant-esque option of menu-se... read more
Small establishment offering minimal seating area, but if you don't need a lot of space, this is your place for savory Aussie pies. Mac 'n' cheese pies, BBQ pork pies, lamb shank and vegetable pies... read more
Jazz, funk, and classical musicians nightly. Interior wood paneling enhances artistic orchestration. Finely tuned grand recital piano, fireplace, homemade Rafetto's pasta, Joe's Dairy cheeses, Chel... read more
Mismatched table and chairs, changing art on the walls, and lots of windows for passersby to glimpse studious Bohemians reading, writing, or fiddling on their Macs. Doma—"at home" in Czech &m... read more
Healthy, hearty spot to nab everything from vegetarian soups to fresh sushi. Perfect for a quick afternoon pick-me-up, or a casual sit down lunch with friends. read more
Rustic bread, delicious paninis, authentic Italian pizza served in a tiny osteria-like establishment. We recommend the pizza zucchini, bresaola panini, sourdough pullman bread, and the tortino di c... read more
Are they giving away free iPods? Or perhaps it's that delectable fake chicken wrap that's got the kids so hot and bothered? Obsessive fan base with excellent Mac products packs the place all-day-ev... read more
Premium ingredients directly from Brazil. Artisanal chocolate, handmade pastries, slow brewed coffees, espressos, and teas. Cult following of serious foodies and coffee lovers. No regular cups of j... read more
A "Plan B" for brunch-craving, wait-anticipating customers to nearby Clinton St. Baking Co., this Moroccan-tinged cafè specializes in lunch, brunch, smoothies, and tranquility. Press "pause"... read more
Inside the Gershwin Hotel lies a cozy little nook of a coffee shop. No, no, more like a caffeine connoisseur's utopia. A purist's delight. Birch Coffee serves locally sourced, artful coffee and bit... read more
This affordable Tribeca spot is a hit for lunch, serving a $10 special that includes soup, sandwich, a drink, and the moral quandary - fruit or chips? With its exposed brick walls, glass partitions... read more
In every neighborhood, there's that stand-by spot; the healthy place to go when you're feeling stressed, bloated, or just in need of something simply fresh. In Chelsea, this is it. Blue Dog offers ... read more
It's always tea time at this West Village parlor full of more tricks than just its 100 loose-leaf teas; at Bosie, you can feast on savory foods like multi-grain paninis, mushroom and black tea soup... read more
Village spot all that a French café should be: intimate, affordable, romantic, and carefree, with big front windows for people-watching. Menu stocked with sweet and savory crêpes that ... read more
A welcome reprieve from the Starbucks-a-corner monopoly that has taken over this fair city. Coffee comes first at this classy, smart establishment, and it shows. read more
This Little Italy corner pastry shop has all the coziness you'd want, as you savor an espresso and cannolis. Though it lacks a bit of authentic Italian flavor, the location is prime, and warrants s... read more
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...