Cafe Mocha is on one of the busiest corners the East Village, but it’s an under-the-radar American spot that serves things like omelettes and sandwiches during the day, along with charcuterie and some pastas at night. It’s a good place to get some food and read a book at a small table or the bar, or sit outside and people watch on 2nd Avenue.
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Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
Il Posto Accanto
Il Posto Accanto in the East Village is home to some of the best meatballs and pastas in town. Plus, it has a great wine list and open air dining.
Motorino isn't the best pizza in New York City, but it is one of our most frequented pizza joints in town.
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The Happiest Hour
For those times in your life when you just need a stiff drink and delicious burger in the West Village, The Happiest Hour is the move.
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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.
The Brazen Fox
The Brazen Fox is a nice two-story pub near Union Square where you can get a burger, drink a good beer, and watch some sports.
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