Black Cat is a coffee shop on the LES where you can read a book or get work done, but it also feels like the common room of a dorm (with leather couches, board games, a piano, and shelves of beer and wine). So you can also meet a friend here and transition from caffeine to booze without getting up from your table.
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Spicy Village is not a romantic date spot. Unless styrofoam dishware gets you all hot and bothered. Take your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and prepare to spend $10 a piece on some delicious Chinese grub.
Freemans has been a key player in the restaurant renaissance we’re currently living in and ranks among our favorite restaurants of all time.
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West-Bourne is an all-day cafe in SoHo where you can eat a great mushroom reuben or a bowl of vegetables that tastes better than it should.
Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
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Davelle is an all-day Japanese spot on the LES that’s unlike any other place in the city.
Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Spiegel is a cafe in the East Village that serves Mediterranean food and is useful for coffee meetings, weekday breakfast, or a low key brunch.
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