While there may be more cafe/bar hybrids in Williamsburg than the rest of the city combined, few are more conveniently located than Sugarburg. Right on top of the L and G trains, this is a good spot to get coffee and a bite during the day, or a cocktail later on. It gets swamped during weekend brunch, but there are usually plenty of booths and tables available during the week.
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Antica Pesa is both crazy and endearing, and a far cry from some of the other restaurants around here that hand you some food and a paper napkin and then wait for you to leave.
Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
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The Spaniard is a big West Village gastropub that’s a fun place to get drinks with a group, and a less enjoyable spot to eat elevated bar food.
Old Town Bar
Over a century of Big Apple history lies within these walls, as does a pretty excellent burger. Come have a beer and pretend your horse is outside.
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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.
House of Small Wonder
House Of Small Wonder is a Japanese cafe in Williamsburg where it feels like you’re eating in a tree house.
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