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Great cup of coffee and pleasant atmosphere near Washington Square park?

henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 01:10 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a nice cup of coffee and a comfortable setting for chatting near Washington Square Park. There are tons of places, so could you suggest personal favorites?


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  1. bml RE: henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 01:16 PM

    Think Coffee on Mercer near West 3rd. Excellent coffee, good treats, and lots of space to sit.

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      fornaio RE: bml Aug 1, 2006 02:00 PM

      Agreed-- I love Think. Their cold brewed iced coffee is fantastic and the space is great.

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        BluPlateSpec RE: bml Aug 1, 2006 09:21 PM

        Another vote for THINK. Found it by accident while walking on Mercer. Great iced coffee and a cool place too.

      2. carbonara RE: henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 02:07 PM

        This is a trifle further out, but Grey Dog is fantastic (and also has delicious iced coffee). On Carmine.

        1. BaconBits RE: henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 04:15 PM

          Joe - 13th street between 5th and University. North side of the street.

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            lalagirl RE: henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 04:41 PM

            The original Joe is even closer--on Waverly Place, just west of 6th Ave.

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              calypsogirl RE: lalagirl Aug 1, 2006 08:51 PM

              i second joe!

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                chocokitty RE: calypsogirl Aug 1, 2006 11:47 PM

                I third joe! Absolutely love their latte.

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              allkindsoffood RE: henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 09:17 PM

              La Lanterna is nearby there on McDougal Street. It has a pretty cute atmosphere. Some good desserts to go with coffee too.

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                billyeats RE: henrymugabe Aug 1, 2006 10:28 PM

                Not much further than Joe is Jack's Stir Brewed Cofee. I find the vibe to be a little more comfortable than Joe. Love the espresso at Joe but the decor is too much like Starbucks for me.

                Jack's is located on W. 10th St. b/t Greenwich Ave & Waverly)

                1. Nuray RE: henrymugabe Aug 2, 2006 12:39 AM

                  I second Jack's. Great coffee. Joe's is also great, but I don't quite like the atmosphere. Think is good to spend hours if you want but the coffee cannot compete with Jack's or Joe.

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