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Village: cozy coffee & bakery places?

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

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    1. 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

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

      2. 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

          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.

          1. re: scrittrice

            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

              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.

            1. 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...

              1. La Lanterna on McDougal.

                1. 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

                    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.

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

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                      1. re: carbonara

                        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.

                        1. re: carbonara

                          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.

                          1. re: yehwan

                            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.

                            1. re: kittyboots

                              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.

                        2. 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)

                          1. 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.