5 places to get coffee and linger in New York
The brainchild of a Michelin chef, a mixologist, and a baker, this charming spot is absolutely picture-perfect, as witnessed on their Instagram page. Sit near the open kitchen or spread out in the pleasant back room. Known for their tartinettes and crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside-cookies.
This location epitomizes the clean and modern Stumptown aesthetic, with exposed brick walls, long benches, and an attractive parquet floor. Located on the stretch of 8th Street that is coming back to life with new and exciting venues, it’s a quiet space you can linger in.
A sweet, zen Japanese place inspired bykissaten (old-school Japanese coffee shops). Grab one of their 13 stools and try their extra fluffy pancakes along with a coffee, which is brewed precisely in a siphon and served in pretty ceramic tea cups. At night they switch their focus to sake.
4) Caffe Reggio
Where cappuccino was introduced to America in 1927, this spot is a true Village piece of history with its original ornamental espresso machine preserved on display. Its old-world atmosphere still attracts the latest generation of creative thinkers. Sit outside at one of the small round tables and watch the world go by.
5) Upright Brew House
In this case, brew refers to coffee and to their selection of craft beers. There’s an outside bench here on the most pleasant stretch of Hudson street, as well as cozy seats behind the window inside. Solid lattes and pastries – and brunch, dinner, and wine if you decide to stay all day.
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