Black Cat is a coffee shop on the LES where you can read a book or get work done, but it also feels like the common room of a dorm (with leather couches, board games, a piano, and shelves of beer and wine). So you can also meet a friend here and transition from caffeine to booze without getting up from your table.
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Lil’ Gem is a Lebanese restaurant in the Lower East Side where you can meet a friend while feeling like you haven’t left your couch.
Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters has finally expanded, after 100 years in business. Now you can sit down in a comfy booth while you enjoy your lox, and it’s glorious.
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Abu’s Homestyle Bakery
Abu’s Homestyle Bakery in Bed-Stuy is one of the few places that sells navy bean pie in the city - and you should try it.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Good Thanks is an Australian coffee shop on the Lower East Side where you can get breakfast all day.
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