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Quiet, comfortable East Village Spot

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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.

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  1. 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.

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    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

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    1. re: villainx

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

      Casa Mano = Casa Mono?

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      Casa Mono
      52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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

      1. re: villainx

        Thank you, Villainx. Will check all of these.

      2. 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?

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

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        1. re: kathryn

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

        2. 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.

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

          1. Not a GREAT espresso, but maybe The Brindle Room.

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

            1. 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.

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