There are three Gotan locations in NYC, and they’re all essentially half-coffee-shop, half-restaurant. Bring your laptop and hang out for hours, or stop by for a pretty substantial breakfast or lunch. You can get a bowl of yogurt with berries and granola, or you can have a salad. Try the one with tuna, egg, and avocado, or go the sandwich route if you want something a little less healthy.
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La Isla Cuchifritos
We love La Isla Cuchifritos for the fact that a) it’s cheap and delicious, and b) it sort of feels like you’re grubbing in tropical Puerto Rico rather than not-so-tropical Brooklyn.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
The Smith is a chain restaurant that started in the East Village, and it’s sort of like a mid-tier sedan. Not too flashy, but it gets the job done.
Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village is home to some of the best steaks, chops, burgers, and overall feel good vibes that New York City has to offer.
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Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
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