photo credit: Bryan Kim
So many places in this city want to be Parisian. It’s like we have an inferiority complex that can only be soothed by natural wine and bistro chairs. NYC is overflowing with spots where you can pick at small plates and drink cab franc, and Casetta is one of the most pleasant. At this all-day LES cafe, you can pull out your laptop and enjoy an iced latte, or loiter with some pinot noir when you’re feeling lost and aimless. It’s a casual place with lace curtains and a few little tables spread throughout, and it’s useful for when you need somewhere to sit, chat, and observe a mild scene. Stop by in the morning and eat poached eggs, or come at night for good, simple snacks like charcuterie and thick slices of scallop crudo.