'cafes' on Serious Eats

The Vegetarian Option: Prince Street Café

For a moment I seriously considered not writing this review, for fear of giving away the secret to this hidden SoHo gem where the food is remarkably good and you can actually get a table without wait. But since I can't bear to keep a good thing to myself, I bring you my new favorite find: Prince Street Café. More

Coffee Chronicles: WTF is Brewing In Fort Greene

Let's be honest: who hasn't wanted a deliciously crafted cup of coffee while stopping for a pair of designer sneakers on their way to the dog run? Dynamic Fort Greene entrepreneur Asio Highsmith (who owned posh speakeasy the Hideout on Adelphi, and who currently owns fancy footwear store Pedigree next door) has deployed such a high-concept, minimal coffeebar on Fort Greene that passersby might wonder: WTF? More

Favorite Coffee Spots From Off-Duty Baristas

Savvy eaters know that discovering great restaurants sometimes means following the best chefs after hours. But while Eric Ripert can turn a late-night-snack spot into an overnight sensation, would you trail your favorite top-notch barista to their go-to cafe after they finish a shift? Three baristas share their favorite spots. More

Lunch for One: Recess

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Recess opened up in August 2009, in the space that formerly held the Thai restaurant Spice. The crowd is understandably dominated by NYU students, but a surprisingly high number of local residents frequent the cafe,... More

Sugar Rush: Chai at Ost Cafe

East Village tea and coffee shop, Gramstand shuttered its doors for the final time in early December, leaving nearby residents homeless of a roomy, wifi-endowed café. We are not without quality coffee in the area—think 9th Street Espresso, Abraco,... More

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