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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Hotel Chantelle is where you go when it's your 21st birthday and you need to dance because your internship is totally stressing you out.
Public Kitchen is the restaurant on the ground floor of Public Hotel. It has Jean George’s name on it, but it’s not very good.
Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden
Located on the roof patio at the Thompson Hotel on the Lower East Side, hit Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden with a group for beer slushies and ping pong.
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Foster Sundry is a gourmet butcher shop in Bushwick where you can get coffee and a great biscuit sandwich.
Errol’s Caribbean Bakery
Errol’s Caribbean bakery makes the best coconut rolls in the neighborhood, and some very good jerk chicken.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Spiegel is a cafe in the East Village that serves Mediterranean food and is useful for coffee meetings, weekday breakfast, or a low key brunch.
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