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business lunch/coffee in east village?

looking for a good, quiet place to meet a colleague for coffee in the east village. Not too casual, but doesn't need to be fancy. Somewhere large enough where everyone in the place won't be able to hear us, but quiet enough where we'll be able to hear one another. Thanks!

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  1. What kind of food? I'm having a hard time coming up with something - most places are either loud or empty!

      1. re: Mazzer

        Velselka would surely be a more "tame" choice, seeing how this is a business lunch after all. Let us know where you decide.

      2. cafe orlin on st. mark's b/t 2nd and 3rd Ave.

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        1. re: chow fun

          cafe orlin is my ultimate favorite for breakfast/lunch - if it's not a weeked you can find some privacy there - there is a back, back room that is usually pretty mellow. good thinking chow fun!

        2. Now that it's nice out, how about the garden at Mudspot?
          http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...
          307 E 9th St

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          1. re: kittyboots

            2nd mud.. just went the other day. nice people too. cool t-shirts as well. it;s the same folks that drive that very cool orange coffee truck you can often see by union square... the room is a bit dark, but there is a graden room

            1. re: jsmitty

              lovelove the Mud Truck. the Astor Pl crew rocks & they always remember my standard order. best way to start the day, NOT buy Charbucks, get a good cuppa cawfee (for something that comes in a cardboard cup, anyway) w steamed milk AND a good bagel.

          2. What about The Flea Market?

            1. I would never recommend this spot for dinner, but the Cloister Cafe is a nice place to get a cup of coffee and maybe a pastry.

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              1. re: ballulah

                max brenner? haven't been to the e. village one but union sq was loud, on a saturday... maybe noho star? not too far away...

              2. How about Pylos? Or if you want to go cheaper, perhaps Cafe Mogador?