If you spend a decent amount of time in downtown Manhattan, Think Coffee is a useful chain to know about. There are a bunch of locations, and all of them have a good amount of seating. They also all do the same food, which includes soups, salads, and some pretty good grilled cheese sandwiches. Not every location has wifi, although the one near NYU does - and it’s usually packed with students.
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Grounded is a homey coffee shop on a quiet street in the West Village, and it's good spot to read a book or do some work while you eat something.
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Double Dutch Espresso
If you want to sit while you drink a cup of coffee and/or do some work on your laptop in Harlem, Double Dutch is your best option.
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