Coffee or tea shop near Union Square
I am looking for a cute coffee place or a tea shop with good pastries where one can sit and relax for a while. Thanks!
Amai Tea and Bake House has great tea cookies and pastries baked in house. And you can sit and linger for a while, too. It's easier to get a seat there than at 71 Irving, Joe, or Grey Dog, but I like all of those too.
Joe the Art of Coffee
9 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
171 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Grey Dog Coffee
90 University Pl, New York, NY 10003
71 Irving Place
71 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003
2nd Tea Adore on 13th (half a block from Joe's). It is a great, intimate sort of French/Japanese tea house. It is a tiny space but has tables upstairs that make you feel like you a living a decade ago, so cute and quaint. The food too is simple and great.
Joe's has great coffee, but more of a scene and not relaxing, same with Grey Dog (more food than the others, but I am not as big a fan of the coffee).