The Elk is a coffee shop in the West Village, and it's about as “cute" as you'd expect for that neighborhood. It's bright and well-designed, with a few tables and some stools in the window. They also do some healthy-ish breakfast/lunch items that you'll find listed on a big piece of butcher paper. Expect stuff like scrambled eggs with sweet potato hash, a rice bowl with vegetables, and some sandwiches. And if you recently ran out of candles, journals, and succulents, you can buy those things here. They have a small selection.
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The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.
High Street on Hudson
High Street on Hudson is a Philly import in the West Village that will happily make you a sandwich or a bowl of tripe. You should have both.
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With a reasonably priced menu, welcoming staff, and sleek decor, we’re surprised to find such a perfect Australian coffee shop in Midtown East.
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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Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe
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.
Cafe Jax is a neighborhood coffee shop on the Upper East Side where you can hang out or get some work done.
Intelligentsia Coffee’s only NYC location is in the High Line Hotel in Chelsea. There’s very nice outdoor seating in the hotel’s courtyard.
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