Hole In The Wall appears to be owned by the unknown Australian oligarch who we imagine opens all the Aussie cafes in the city. It has all the markings, from bright wood and hanging plants, to colorful acai bowls and fruit smoothies. It’s a very comfortable spot for weekend brunch or a casual business lunch, when you can eat wild mushroom bruschetta with a runny egg on top, or soft scrambled eggs with a spicy sambal sauce that we bet that oligarch puts on everything. There’s a full bar, but it’s mostly used for breakfast cocktails as this place closes at 5pm everyday.
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Citizens of Chelsea
Citizens of Chelsea is another Australian coffee shop where you can grab a good small meal.
Dudley's is more about the hang than it is a memorable meal. Go in with the right expectations and you’ll be glad it’s there.
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A kind-of-healthy menu with reasonable prices make Ruby’s a Soho standby. Stop by for a casual meal anytime of day.
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Bluestone Lane is all over Manhattan now, and that’s a good thing. But for a full-on meal, we still like the original spot in West Village best.
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