The first time you come to City Bakery you’ll want to try their hot chocolate and their chocolate chip cookie and their pretzel croissant - all the stuff they’re famous for. But when you come back, you should hit up their always stocked, high-end salad bar. This is the kind of salad bar that has grilled cheese.
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Wayside is a tiny coffee shop below Union Square where you can usually find a table and an outlet for your laptop.
We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
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The Long Island Bar
The Long Island Bar looks kind of like an old-school diner, and it’s where you go for great cocktails and a top-notch burger in Cobble Hill.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
If you’re looking to drink truly excellent beer and have some very good food with it, Tørst is one of your best options in the city.
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Think is a pretty big coffee chain in NYC, and we’re partial to the NYU location where you can sit on a couch and eat a grilled cheese sandwich.
Levain Bakery on the UWS makes some of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. You just have to wait for them.
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