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Tea &/or Coffee and a good book

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Hello! Now that fall will soon be here, I won't be able to enjoy me afternoons in the park as much and need a new place to cozy up and read with a good cup of tea or coffee. Any suggestions?? (obviously some place that won't kick me out if I'm there for an hour or 2 just reading).

Thanks!! (oh, I'm and I'm a HUGE fan of bakeries too!! :) )

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  1. I just discovered M. Rohr on 86th St. between 1st & 2nd Ave. Seems like a cozy place.

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    1. re: ellenost

      I noticed that their baked goods come from Balthazar, by the way.

      1. re: MMRuth

        Good to know. They did look good.

    2. Cafes where you can sit, linger, read, people watch:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/548265

      1. Housing Works on Crosby St. (right by the Broadway-Lafayette stop) is a volunteer-run used book store/cafe that does very decent coffee/tea/baked goods. I've stayed there for hours nursing a coffee and never had anyone look at me funny. And all the profits go to providing health care/advocacy/housing/etc. for new yorkers with HIV/AIDS.
        http://www.housingworks.org/bookstore...