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Cafe near Penn Station?

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I need to meet a friend who has an hour or two between trains. Does anyone have a recommendation for a charming place within ten blocks or so to grab a cup of coffee and a small bite? Thank you in advance--that part of town is a big blank for me.

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  1. Stage Door Deli is actually pretty decent. If you like Greek, check out Greek Corner, a little lunch counter on 7th that has tasty Greek specials and one of the best gyros in the city.

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    1. re: a_and_w

      Also Hunan China on 5th. Serve an okay lunch & cup of tea.

      1. re: nyebaby37

        Also for Chinese in the area, check out Szechuan Gourmet on 39th btw 5th and 6th.

    2. Stout on 33rd between 6th and 7th Ave is a nice place to grab a bite, though they will probably talk you into having a beer rather than coffee.

      www.stoutnyc.com