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Feb 6, 2007 08:22 AM

Cafe for Wine and Reading?

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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  1. Taralucci e vino E 10th & 1st Ave

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

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      1. re: KTinNYC

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

        1. re: Simon

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

          1. re: KTinNYC

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

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

        1. cafe epistrophy on mott and spring is great for lingering

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          1. re: xigua

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