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Village: cozy coffee & bakery places?

chow_girl Sep 19, 2006 12:34 AM

Please tell me some good places in the Village to have coffee,
where one can linger for a while

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  1. NAtiveNewYorker Sep 19, 2006 02:23 PM

    Grey Dog

    1. csw Sep 19, 2006 03:12 PM

      Cafe pick me up
      145 Ave A (Cross Street: Between 9th Street and 10th Street)

      Buy your drinks/food at the counter and sit anywhere you like. The atmosphere is very laid back and low keyed. Lighting is dim and cozy. The tables and chairs are an eclectic mix of vintage. They use actual mugs and plates, not disposable like starbucks. But just like starbucks, theres no waitress breathing down your back.

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      1. re: csw
        janethepain Sep 19, 2006 03:18 PM

        I love this place. I've lingered here for hours. It's in the East Village though, if you were looking for western places.

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        Sweatshirt Guy Sep 19, 2006 08:38 PM

        The french place on 13th between 5th and University on the North side of the street. It is run by a nice asian family and you can linger. A cheap breakfast special too. Go upstairs

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        1. re: Sweatshirt Guy
          scrittrice Sep 19, 2006 08:59 PM

          Are you thinking of Thé Adoré, which I love? If so, it's on the north side of 13th Street. Great food, too--soups, sandwiches, salads.

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            Sweatshirt Guy Sep 19, 2006 09:09 PM

            Oopps. Thank you!!! That is the place. I only had breakfast there. I will definitly try lunch now! I fixed my pevious post

            1. re: scrittrice
              ezucke2 Oct 20, 2006 06:08 PM

              Thé Adoré has much to recommend it, especially for lunch or afternoon tea, but I don't know if it's always such a great place to linger over a single cup of coffee. During lunchtime the place often fills up and coffee drinking lingerers are strongly encouraged to buy some food or free the table.

              Though sometimes overcrowded, Joe's, which is right next door, has very serious coffee and you can join the new school students with their laptops and stay there all day if you like.

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            jth Sep 19, 2006 08:40 PM

            Rocco's on bleeker

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              laurag Sep 20, 2006 03:58 AM

              think coffee on mercer btw. 3rd and 4th. organic coffee and food, big space with lots o' seats, and free wireless. if you can deal with the nyu kids than you'll love it...

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                ChowDiva Sep 20, 2006 01:58 PM

                La Lanterna on McDougal.

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                  tsiblis Sep 20, 2006 03:58 PM

                  Joe on Waverly, Jack on W. 10th, both just west of 6th ave. or les deux gamins on w. 10 west of 7th ave.

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                  1. re: tsiblis
                    shirlotta Sep 20, 2006 10:25 PM

                    i like joe and jack. doma is also a very cozy cafe where lots of people read and study - it's off 7th ave on perry st i think. across from an STA travel. 'snice is also good for studying/reading, sitting around - it's on 8th ave and horatio.

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                      billyeats Oct 21, 2006 03:31 AM

                      I second the Doma suggestion.

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                    mochi4 Oct 21, 2006 02:58 PM

                    on Waverly between 6th & 7th Avenues
                    This place is good for hanging around, reading the paper, having a coffee or tea in the afternoon. I wouldn't recommend staying for a meal.

                    1. carbonara Oct 23, 2006 01:52 PM

                      Has anyone tried out Cafe Collage on Bleecker? I walked by the other day and it looked promising...

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                        stevebookman Nov 15, 2006 08:39 PM

                        Cafe Collage is doing great stuff - most original contribution is the French Press coffee where you get a choice of beans, they grind right there, hand you a press and a timer (depress plunger after four minutes). Their coffee supplier http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/ is among the best specialty coffee roasters in the U.S. 189 Bleecker just west of Macdougal Street.

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                          yehwan Dec 22, 2006 03:18 PM

                          Agreed with stevebookman. But if you'd rather not deal with French Press, you can just order their ready-made French Press coffee. They're also pulling good Black Cat espresso on the 3-group Synesso. They offer pastries from Balthazar and Baked. There's a good number of tables and bar seating to enjoy the free wireless. A great place to linger (if you don't mind wooden chairs). It's my favorite place for coffee in the Village.

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                            kittyboots Dec 22, 2006 05:55 PM

                            I'm really excited to read this. I live around the corner. That stretch of Bleecker & Macdougal used to be coffee house heaven, but in recent years they've all gone downhill. I'm very cheered to read that this newbie on the block is reviving a fine old tradition. I'll have to check it this weekend.

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                              carbonara Jan 19, 2007 09:29 PM

                              I checked out Cafe Collage for the first time last week and have been back twice since then. I love it! Hooray! The coffee is fantastic. If only they had a couch in there.

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                          srcastic Nov 28, 2006 11:40 PM

                          These are my favorites, in ranked order for good coffee and lingering:

                          Cafe Collage (MacDougal and Bleecker - moderate amount of seating, top quality coffee, free wireless)

                          Think (Mercer, near west third - though packed with NYU law students, free wireless)

                          Joe's (Waverly and Gay - though limited seating)

                          Grey Dog (Carmine, off 6th Ave - though only on off-peak times for lingering)

                          Factory Cafe (Christopher, off bleecker - plenty of seating)

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                            piccola Nov 29, 2006 12:38 AM

                            Tried a new-ish place, Greenwich Treehouse (on - where else? - Greenwich). It's a bar, but the owner makes a mean americano, and there's free wi-fi.

                            I sat there for a couple hours on Monday afternoon and had the place to myself. The bar faces a floor-to-ceiling window with a view of Greenwich.

                            Not the best in the Village, but definitely on my list of stops.

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