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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Una Pizza Napoletana is a pizza place on the LES that came back to New York after a stint in San Francisco.
Kiki’s is a Greek place on the Lower East Side that’s packed every night, and serves good, affordable food.
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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.
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