Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea has two big things going for it. The first is that there’s no wifi here, so you won’t be surrounded by 23-year-olds who are “thinking about thinking about applying law school.” The second thing is their plant-filled back garden. Sit here when it’s nice out, and drink something cold. Or hot, if you’re unfamiliar with how body temperatures work.
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Chelsea, you lucky dog, congrats on getting your very own Westville location. We love Westville – a well priced, one stop shop that’s equally reliable for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
Excellent Dumpling House
Excellent Dumpling House is a fun, affordable Chinese restaurant in Chelsea that’s good for groups.
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Bien Cuit is one of our favorite bakeries in the city, with locations in Cobble Hill, Midtown East, and Crown Heights.
Greenberg's Bagels might just be our favorite place to start the day in Bed-Stuy.
Hungry Ghost is a well-designed coffee shop in Prospect Heights where you can grab a sandwich and attempt to snag an armchair.
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Citizens of Chelsea
Citizens of Chelsea is another Australian coffee shop where you can grab a good small meal.
Think is a pretty big coffee chain in NYC, and we’re partial to the NYU location where you can sit on a couch and eat a grilled cheese sandwich.
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