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Best relaxing cafe in SoHo, NoHo, Nolita?

lucybobo May 3, 2007 05:19 AM

Someplace with good cappuccinno where one can sit for a while?

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    Katherine H RE: lucybobo May 3, 2007 06:40 AM

    I'm not much of a coffee drinker but Think Coffee on Mercer might fit the bill.

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      nokitsch RE: Katherine H May 3, 2007 01:41 PM

      I think that place is awful and overpriced.

      If you want an outstanding capuccino - than Joe's corner inside the Alessi store on Greene St. is absolutely unbeatable. It's not a very relaxing place to sit though, but you technically could sit.

      Cafe Cafe on Greene is more relaxing and decent coffee.

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      wingman RE: lucybobo May 3, 2007 06:45 AM

      88 Orchard is a great spot for relaxing if you're willing to cross Delancy from Nolita. Soho Park is a nice spot if you time it right but I'm not sure how their beans are.

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        officeworker RE: lucybobo May 3, 2007 07:34 AM

        I love Caffe Falai on Lafayette between Prince and Spring. They bring you foccacia and olive oil (free!) when you sit down, and (in my experience) they don't mind you sitting for a while in the airy, sunny room with a latte. The pastries are also wonderful.

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          kayonyc RE: lucybobo May 3, 2007 03:02 PM

          i like ceci cela on spring and lafayette. yummy pastries!

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            wlark RE: lucybobo May 3, 2007 04:23 PM

            Try Lovely Day on Elizabeth between Prince and Spring. They serve Segafredo and you can sit for hours without anyone bothering you.

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              traceybell RE: lucybobo May 7, 2007 12:26 AM

              palacinka on grand and 6th

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                nokitsch RE: traceybell May 7, 2007 11:56 AM

                I love palacinka for crepes, but i wouldn't call it a cafe.

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                maxine RE: lucybobo May 7, 2007 07:41 AM

                Joes is soooo good their coffee is like crack. Other than the one above there is a location at waverly and 6th Ave, and one on 13th btween 5 and 6. But I agree they are not the most relaxing places.

                Jack on 10th and 7th and a cute little spot, Doma on perry is also nice.

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