• New York, New York - Cafés

    The guide was updated: 2014-07-28

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Erik Daniel Drost
Junoon

Junoon

This Michelin-rated venue is led by the culinary team of renowned chef Vikas Khanna, presents a menu that reflects the diversity of India. It is steeped in the classics with deft touches of modernity. Chef Vikas and the team adhere to the universal principles of fine cuisine in only buying the freshest of the fresh and treating each ingredient with reverence. The produce, meat, fish and poultry used at Junoon are all as locally sourced, sustainably produced and organically raised as they can obtain. Their guiding principle is to present a varied and intriguing seasonal menu brought from the farm to the table as perfectly as possible.
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SideBAR

The simple elegance of SideBAR speaks to its redefinition of a genre. This chic sports bar with urban attitude is centered on an incredibly ornamented bar and a panoramic view of Gramercy. Sidebar offers sophisticated, American Cuisine including seasonal sangria.
Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Set twenty stories above Manhattan, Gansevoort Park Rooftop is a sky-high oasis offering six distinct venues with unhindered views of the Empire State Building and other iconic New York architecture. Unique features include a rooftop pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a patio, wrap-around terraces, handcrafted mosaic tiling and customized ethereal artwork by Deborah Anderson.
Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

The term 'southern hospitality' refers to the long-held idea that the people of the Southern states are particularly warm and welcoming. They use proper local etiquette, respectfully refer to one's elders as Sir or Ma'am, open doors for ladies, invite guests into their homes for meals. All of this takes place in a true New York City setting, with a bar area that boasts a suite of flat-screen TVs. And it's all the vision of one gentleman dedicated to bringing sexy back: the one and only Justin Timberlake, along with his longtime friends Eytan Sugarman and Trace Ayala. Ya'll will love it!
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Manhattan Proper

This Tribeca gastropub and sports bar features 50 seats and five 70-inch flat-screen televisions. The chef-inspired menu is known for it's twist on modern comfort food plates such as sweet chili calamari, parmesan truffle fries, black and blue burger, semillon shrimp pasta, etc. The drink menu includes local brewed beers, an extensive wine selection, and signature cocktails. Manhattan Proper is a gastropub sports bar and has been described as "an oasis in a food desert"
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Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe

Veniero’s was voted "Best Desserts in New York City" in 2010, it has been an Italian pastry heaven since 1894. With its Italian marble floors and stained glass ceilings, you can enjoy your espresso or cappuccino, homemade biscotti or cannoli and pretend you’re in Rome.
City Bakery

City Bakery

This is a part bakery, part café, coffee bar and cafeteria in Union Square. These boys create seasonal menus from locally-grown and organic materials from the farmer’s market two blocks away. They serve the best hot chocolate in town with homemade marshmallows.
Café Angelique

Café Angelique

Café Angelique is a popular café with a European vibe located in the picturesque and charming Greenwich Village. They claim to have the best pastries in New York.
Pink Pony

Pink Pony

This is a hip and happening yet casual French bar and café on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, serving American, Moroccan and French dishes. With a full wine list, beer, port and champagne this is the quintessential Bohemian hangout.
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ChikaLicious

This is more a dessert restaurant than a café. Since 2003, they have served innovative and fun desserts and are now also providing some of NYC's top restaurants with their delicacies. Order a fixed menu of desserts and let the sommelier suggest wines for them.
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DTUT

Located in Yorkville on the Upper East side, DTUT is an excellent coffee shop that serves more than a cup of coffee. They offer speciality drinks, like chai teas, espressos, and lattes, as well as carbonated drinks, wine, and cocktails. Make sure to grab a sandwich or share some chocolate fondue while enjoying excellent drinks.
Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar

Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar

Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar is a definite New York City treat. If you are a chocolate lover or a drink enthusiast, make sure to stop by either Ayza location in Midtown or West Village. Their dining menu is complemented by cheese platters, chocolates, desserts, and an excellent drink menu.
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Café Lalo

Featured in the movie "You've Got Mail," Café Lalo is a New York City landmark. It is the perfect place to go before or after a movie or a theatre production. The café features fantastic coffees, alcoholic beverages, breakfast and dinner foods, and over 100 hundred fresh baked cakes, tarts, and pastries.
Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery

In Bouchon Bakery, it feels as though you have entered Paris. At your fingertips are delicious selections of soups, salads, entrées, and desserts, as well as a fully patisserie next door. Grab some pastry to back to your hotel room and enjoy later. Bouchon Bakery has two New York City locations - Timer Warner Center and Rockefeller Center - to serve its many boulangerie-esque lovers.
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Abraço Espresso

Abraço Espresso is renowned for their olive oil cake as well as their bakery offerings that feature on the freshest ingredients from the local farmer's markets. Breakfast begins at 8a.m., and small plates and prix-fixe items are served around noon. They have as diverse a pastry menu as they do a coffee one, so come and enjoy some delicious food.
Cupping Room Café

Cupping Room Café

Opened in 1977, Cupping Room Cafe has served as a bar, restaurant, and bakery simultaneously ever since. They feature breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus and have happy hour every Monday to Friday from 5p.m. to 8p.m. Their breakfast menu features pastries, pancakes, waffles, and omelets; for dinner, enjoy a delicious burger, salad, or sandwich and a great hand-crafted coffee.
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PicNic Market & Café

If you're looking for unique food with a French flair, try PicNic Market and Café. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with fantastic American, French, and European style items. They are well known by Zagat's, Michelin, and "Lonely Planet's" Top Five Eats. Reservations are recommended, especially if you want to enjoy their tasting menu.
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Brooklyn Roasting Company Roastery & Espresso Lab

The Brooklyn Roasting Company is serious about its coffee, and that is never more evident that with its Roastery & Espresso Lab. They still believe in roasting coffee with a French press. For a delicious, well-crafted, memorable cup of coffee, visit their Roastery & Espresso Lab.
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