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Sep 19, 2006 12:34 AM

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...