Your plan was to find an open park bench and get through an entire Sunday Times, but you’re already running behind and that piece on two startup founders trying to find a $2000 two-bedroom in Soho isn’t going to read itself. One of your best quick options is Breads - a bakery and cafe less than a block off the park on the Upper West Side. Grab coffee and a breakfast sandwich, and definitely try the chocolate babka.
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The Tang is a great spot on the Upper West Side to sit down and grab a casual bowl of noodles.
Bluebird London is on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, and it’s a decent spot for a semi-fancy meal with someone dressed in business casual.
Crave Fishbar’s second location on the UWS is larger than the original UES spot and works for nearly every situation.
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Taylor St. Baristas
Taylor St. Baristas is an Australian-style coffee shop in Midtown with breakfast/lunch foods and a little dining room upstairs.
Smile To Go
The crowd at Smile To Go is trendy, but the food isn't. The salads, soups, and sandwiches are simple, fresh, and some of our favorite in Soho.
Black Cat Coffee
Black Cat is a coffee shop on the Lower East Side that’s good for getting some work done or meeting someone during the day.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
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