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business lunch/coffee in east village?

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sisack Apr 23, 2007 10:14 AM

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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    lavendula RE: sisack Apr 23, 2007 08:03 PM

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

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      Mazzer RE: sisack Apr 23, 2007 09:37 PM

      Veselka?

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        lavendula RE: Mazzer Apr 28, 2007 08:58 AM

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

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        chow fun RE: sisack Apr 23, 2007 09:52 PM

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

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          lavendula RE: chow fun Apr 24, 2007 08:10 AM

          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!

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          kittyboots RE: sisack Apr 24, 2007 07:58 AM

          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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            jsmitty RE: kittyboots Apr 24, 2007 08:37 AM

            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

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              kittyboots RE: jsmitty Apr 25, 2007 05:36 AM

              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. LFeinberg RE: sisack Apr 24, 2007 08:10 AM

            What about The Flea Market?

            1. ballulah RE: sisack Apr 24, 2007 08:34 AM

              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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                mlt9 RE: ballulah Apr 24, 2007 10:03 AM

                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...

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                Pan RE: sisack Apr 29, 2007 03:34 PM

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

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