Bakery / Italian Restaurant
Reviewed by Jennifer F.
"Italian meats, cheeses and wines as far as the nose can smell. The brainchild of Italian chefs Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich , Eataly has served a ..." more
200 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Restaurant / Bakery
Reviewed by Erica E.
"The Scene: Families, couples, and groups all come to enjoy. Because of this diverse crowd, all ages are most definitely welcomed. Cocktails & Cuisi ..." more
381 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10016
Bakery / Café / Coffeeshop
Reviewed by Ivy K.
"My Take: This lovely café is like a tiny Paris in the midst of the busy Fashion District in New York. Upon entering Macaron Café, I was immediately dr ..." more
161 West 36 Street
New York, NY 10018
Reviewed by Nikki F.
"This is one of those places I'd walked by dozens of times, glancing inside each time I passed until one day my curiosity got the best of me, and I'm g ..." more
275 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
Party Earth Review There’s no better proof that New York is the city that never sleeps than the uber-cool, slightly schizophrenic Cake Shop, a round-the-clock upstairs vegan bakery café by day and indie/hipster basement concert space by night. As famous for its chocolate cupcakes as for its cheap cans of Rolling Rock, the versatile venue ... more
152 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Bar / Café
Party Earth Review Situated on the narrow end of Canal Street not swallowed up by the insanity of Chinatown, Clandestino is a charming neighborhood bar and café that offers a cozy retreat for a creative clientele. Consisting of just one room, the venue features a simple but intimate décor of warm wood-paneled walls, black-and-white photos ... more
35 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002
Café / Coffee Shop
Reviewed by Ivy K.
"My take: Everything in Ninth Street Expresso reminds me of Europe – from the simple menu that contains merely 7 items, the laid-back and friendly ser ..." more
341 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
Bar / Café
Party Earth Review A classic neighborhood bar located between two eclectic, party-loving areas, Automatic Slims definitely packs in the best of the Meatpacking clubbers and artsy West Village revelers. By day, the sun-filled venue with its black-and-red checkerboard floor, whitewashed walls, and vintage photos of musicians and celebrities ... more
733 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Party Earth Review An underground blend of coffee shop, restaurant, and specialty market pedaling everything from mopeds to shaving kits, The Smile attracts hordes of seasoned screenwriters and wannabe Oscar nominees in need of a place to dish over brie baguettes and café au lait. Tucked away beneath Bond Street, the venue features a rustic ... more
26 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
Party Earth Review A casual dog-friendly hangout tucked discreetly into Riverside Park, the seasonal Hudson Beach Café provides a laid-back oasis for Upper West Siders, young professionals, and nearby Columbia students to kick back with a frozen margarita, a burger, and a view of the New Jersey skyline. Patrons entering at 103rd Street need ... more
105th Street & Riverside Park (Riverside Park 103rd Street entrance)
New York, NY 10025
Bar / Café / Coffee Shop
Party Earth Review From Goodbye Blue Monday’s scrap yard décor right down to its Vonnegut-referencing title, this one-room coffee shop and live music venue has a stylized yet relaxed Wes Anderson-esque vibe that attracts both mods and indie rockers. A small sound booth surrounded by ceiling-high shelves stacked with records is just the beginning ... more
New York, NY 11221
Cafés in New York typically refer to small, casual eateries that are not usually as formal as a traditional sit down restaurant, but that doesn’t cover all of them.
Some cafés offer table service, while others offer more of a take-out style of dining. In the past few years, New York cafés have become quite trendy, mirroring the European style of eating outdoors and watching the world go by.
Any day in NYC, you can feed the corporate giants at Starbucks or the starving artists at some hole-in-the wall in Hell’s Kitchen. Or maybe you’d like to chill at one of the many park cafés, museum cafés, or maybe check your internet at an aptly-named internet café. No problem. Whatever your preference, you can find NYC cafés in every neighborhood of the city from the Upper West Side all the way down to the Financial District and well into all the other boroughs of the city.
Whether it’s a casual Brooklyn brunch café, a pricey café in the Meatpacking District, a Parisian style sidewalk joint, or an overpriced tourist spot in Times Square, New York has plenty of cafés for you. Sit down and get to know that poet in the corner. Yeah, he still lives with his mom. So what?