The West Village location of Dominique Ansel is similar to the original in Soho, just without the cronut. If you can live without that delicious Frankenstein pastry, though, then you'll find similar baked goods - which are some of the best in the city - as well as shorter lines and more seating. In the summer, they offer phenomenal soft serve from a to-go window, which you should eat at one of the outdoor tables on 7th Avenue.
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Despite being well known for Celebrity Sightings, it’s the food, Bar Pitti’s classic Italian dishes, that’s the real draw.
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Variety Coffee Roasters
If you need to sit and get some work done and Williamsburg, try Variety. There's always an open seat, the wifi is free, and the coffee isn't bad.
Daily Provisions on the Upper West Side is an excellent all-day cafe that’s one of the best places in the neighborhood for a quick meal.
Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery
A reliable lunch option when you need something quick on the Upper West Side.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
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