A coworker of ours told us that Orwashers was her favorite bakery in NYC, and we now trust this coworker to do things like babysit children, pay back loans, or pardon a turkey. Orwashers specializes in Jewish pastries and cookies, including rugelach dipped in chocolate and appropriately soft black and white cookies. But they also make one of the flakiest almond croissants you can eat in this city.
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Caffè Storico is little more than a good bet for dinner in the neighborhood or some pre-gaming before you hit the planetarium. Who wants to get drunk and see a laser show?
The Smith Lincoln Center
That's right, another Infatuation review for yet another location of The Smith. Why? Because The Smith is always there when you need it to be. Sometimes for the food. Sometimes for the bathroom. Either way, it's there, and it's good.
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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.
Coffeed is a chain with a few outposts in Queens as well as one in Manhattan. The location in Chelsea is particularly good for getting some work done.
Bakeri is a Greenpoint coffee shop/bakery that looks like a modern version of a Jane Austen scene.
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A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
East Harlem Bottling Co.
East Harlem Botting Co. is a neighborhood brunch and burger spot to hang out with friends, your kids, or a TV.
Russ & Daughters At The Jewish Museum
Russ & Daughters is the UES version of the legendary LES deli, in the basement of the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side.
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