HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Are you making a specialty food? Share your adventure
TELL US

Quiet, comfortable East Village Spot

n
NativeBKLYN Sep 6, 2011 07:25 PM

Hello. I hope I haven't posted twice. My first try disappeared. In any case, would you all suggest a quiet, comfortable cafe where I can get a great cup of espresso and my guest can have a glass of wine around 4 in the afternoon. Neighborhood: Between 1st Ave and 5th, 8th St. to 17th St. Thank you.

  1. v
    villainx Sep 6, 2011 07:56 PM

    Hearth has a wine bar. Deici is also in the radius. Northern Spy is only a touch eat of 1st Ave. Casa Mano. I'll try to think of more later.

    Though around 4pm, pretty much every place will be quiet. Provided it's open.

    -----
    Casa Mono
    52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

    Hearth
    403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

    Dieci
    228 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

    Northern Spy Food Co.
    511 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

    2 Replies
    1. re: villainx
      k
      kathryn Sep 6, 2011 08:17 PM

      Dieci doesn't open until 6pm on weekdays, 5pm on weekends.

      Casa Mano = Casa Mono?

      -----
      Casa Mono
      52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

      Dieci
      228 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: villainx
        n
        NativeBKLYN Sep 7, 2011 12:26 PM

        Thank you, Villainx. Will check all of these.

      2. k
        kathryn Sep 6, 2011 08:14 PM

        GREAT espresso + wine + 4pm + somewhere quiet and comfortable may be a very difficult quest.

        All the great espresso places in the EV that I can think of either don't have a beer/wine license, or are past 1st Ave, or have nowhere to sit, or don't start serving wine until later in the day.

        It'll probably be easier to find a wine-focused place that happens to serve decent/good espresso, rather than vice versa.

        Maybe Taralluci e Vino?

        -----
        Tarallucci e Vino
        163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

        1 Reply
        1. re: kathryn
          n
          NativeBKLYN Sep 7, 2011 12:47 PM

          Kathryn, Thanks for your reply. Looks like Taralluci e Vino works.

        2. m
          maxine Sep 8, 2011 06:02 AM

          For a more casual coffee shop you can try Mud Spot if it is not raining. They have a nice outdoor courtyard and a few interesting wines.

          -----
          MudSpot
          307 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

          1. t
            thegforceny Sep 8, 2011 08:15 AM

            Not a GREAT espresso, but maybe The Brindle Room.

            -----
            Brindle Room
            277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

            1. n
              NativeBKLYN Sep 8, 2011 04:52 PM

              Hello, All. Just wanted to say thanks. BTW, went to Tarallucci e Vino and coffee is very good. Also had a white wine on the menu from Marche, a rare (and tasty) find since not many restaurants carry wines from this region. It is a bit noisy outside after 5 PM, and there is thumping music inside, however, when we asked if the music could be turned down, the waitress politely accommodated us. Thanks, Kathryn.

              -----
              Tarallucci e Vino
              163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

              Show Hidden Posts