Perfect For: Coffee & A Light Bite

  1. It's been years since our go-to East Village brunch spot opened, and since then they've only gotten better. Northern Spy Food Co. still kills it during brunch, but now you can come here any time of day for a legitimate meal that’s worth traveling for.

  2. Diner
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    Diner

    Originally built out of necessity by two friends in need of a place to eat, drink and hang out – Diner soon became not only their home base, but every other recent settler’s home as well.

  3. dimes interior
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    Dimes

    Photo Credit: Noah Deveraux

    Dimes is one of the latest NY health food establishments, but thankfully they aren’t going to make you say a prayer to mother earth before you eat. But they are going to make you EAT HEALTHY. And you’re going to like it.

  4. Photo Credit: Jef Poskanzer

    Sometimes you don't want brunch. Sometimes you want breakfast at noon. There's a difference. La Bonbonniere is a Village safe haven from all things hollandaise, and one of the best true breakfast joints in town.

  5. Photo Credit: Ashley Sears

    Sydney and Melbourne have better coffee than New York, and smart people are realizing that. With a reasonably priced menu, welcoming staff, and sleek decor, we're surprised to find such a perfect coffee shop in Midtown East.

  6. Lafayette - New York, NY
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    Lafayette

    Balthazar, you had a good sixteen year run, but it’s time to step aside. Lafayette is now the quintessential French bistro of bustling downtown NYC.

  7. Mile End
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    Mile End

    Welcome to the greatest Jewish thing to come out of Canada since Rick Moranis.