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
Historic Bar / Café
Party Earth Review Built in 1880 and frequented by 1950s literary greats like Mailer, Ginsburg, and Kerouac, the White Horse Tavern still attracts the artistically inclined denizens of the West Village. Both day and night, would-be writers and college students settle into faded red-cushioned booths to scribble away, perhaps inspired by the ... more
567 Hudson 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
Bar / Café / Outdoor Restaurant
Reviewed by WJ C.
"During the warm spring and summer months, there's no better place to be in New York than The Boat Basin Café. Located on West 79th Street--How far wes ..." more
West 79th Street at Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
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
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
Bakery / Café
Reviewed by Sarah F.
"The line out the door tells it all. This famed hole-in-the-wall creates some of the city's most coveted cupcakes, among other scrumptious treats. Whet ..." more
401 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
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
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?