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any chill and relaxing sit-down bakery/cafe?

poorstudent Jul 17, 2006 08:36 PM

Hi I was wondering if there are any place to sit down and chat with a friend bakery places that are not cramped like starbucks. Thanks!

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    fauchon Jul 17, 2006 08:37 PM

    What neighborhood are you talking about?

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    1. re: fauchon
      poorstudent Jul 17, 2006 08:41 PM

      Any where in the city, preferrably downtown

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      carcrash Jul 17, 2006 08:45 PM

      Rocco's on Bleecker just past 6th ave, and whatever the one right next to it is called. Besides that, it depends on how attached you are to it being a bakery: City Bakery (not a bakery in the traditional sense), Joe, on Waverly or around Union Square. Try searching for coffee using the board's search engine, lists come up all the time.

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        poorstudent Mar 29, 2007 01:29 AM

        joe was a good place! the capuccino was impressive.

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          Pan Apr 3, 2007 12:20 AM

          Is that location of Rocco's superior to the LaGuardia Place location, or are they equally good?

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            Katherine H Apr 3, 2007 07:13 AM

            Is there a Rocco's on LaGuardia? Are you thinking of Bruno Bakery?

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              Pan Apr 4, 2007 02:30 AM

              You're right. Bruno's.

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          aleppo Jul 17, 2006 08:49 PM

          'Snice on Hudson and W. 4th is an all around fave -- ample seating and is not chaotic during a weekday. Plus, they have great coffee, baked goods, and real food + wifi and the paper ...

          Other nearby notables -- Grounded on Jane off W. 4th; Joe on Waverly, west of 6th Ave.; and Doma on Perry, west of 7th Ave.

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            piccola Jul 18, 2006 01:04 AM

            I live Doma - the food, the ambiance, the prices - but I've only seen it crowded (ie, not a place to linger overlong).

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            raybird Jul 17, 2006 08:50 PM

            try 88 orchard at orchard and broome sts on the lower east side. it's pretty busy midday on the weekends but very chill otherwise. great neighborhood, cute cafe, and - as a bonus - close to il laboratorio del gelato and guss' pickles!

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              CorgiLover Mar 29, 2007 04:25 PM

              one of my favorite cafes in the city. they also serve beer!

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              mstatt54 Jul 18, 2006 01:11 AM

              sarabeth's on CPS

              1. fat parish Jul 18, 2006 01:17 AM

                in chelsea on 8th around 16th there is a good, cute coffee shop with decent food where you can linger forever. it's called something like "Muffin Cafe" but i'm not sure. it's on the west side of st.

                1. fat parish Jul 18, 2006 01:18 AM

                  one more that i LOVE---La Bergamote on 9th Ave at 20th. AMAZING pastries and fab coffee....

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                    roboppy Jul 18, 2006 05:11 PM

                    I's also suggest Doma. Other places I like:

                    Grey Dog Coffee

                    Sugar Sweet Sunshine

                    1. LFeinberg Mar 29, 2007 05:29 AM

                      Le Pain Quotidien is very cute and they have lots of locations in Manhattan.

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                        xigua Apr 3, 2007 05:37 AM

                        Chelsea: La Bergamote
                        Soho: Ceci Cela, the Used Book Cafe
                        Hell's Kitchen: Casa (aka Cupcake Cafe)
                        West Village: Doma, Amy's Bread

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