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Cafe for Wine and Reading?

Simon Feb 6, 2007 08:22 AM

On these artic days, i've been looking for a new comfy place where i can have a glass of red wine in the late afternoon and read&write for a couple hours...Mud on 9th St is ok but they play the music too loud...any other suggestions, preferably downtown?...comfy chairs a big plus...could be a cafe or bar or restaurant, as long as it's somewhere where you can stay a while reading and where the wine is at least decent-to-good...

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    kenito799 Feb 6, 2007 08:30 AM

    Taralucci e vino E 10th & 1st Ave

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      KTinNYC Feb 6, 2007 10:44 AM

      A bit further south than Mud but have you tried Lotus Club?

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        Simon Feb 6, 2007 01:04 PM

        i used to go there quite a bit a few years ago...got kind of sick it...

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          KTinNYC Feb 6, 2007 01:19 PM

          If only the Housing Works Cafe had better wine it would be exactly what you are looking for.

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            Simon Feb 6, 2007 01:29 PM

            true...i'll keep it mind for when i'm drinking tea or coffee though...thanks for the suggestion

      2. steve h. Feb 6, 2007 01:17 PM

        you might consider the lobby bar at the union square W hotel: sofas, easy chairs, good vibe.

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          xigua Feb 7, 2007 08:31 AM

          cafe epistrophy on mott and spring is great for lingering

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            Simon Feb 7, 2007 08:39 AM

            interesting -- i'm around there all the time and i've never seen it...is it hidden somehow?...

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