Wayside isn’t NYC’s premiere coffee shop, but it’s pretty low-key, and that’s why we like it. Unlike other places where you can sit with your laptop, this spot never seems to get too crowded (despite the fact that it’s tiny), and there are even a few tables outside when the weather is nice. The food isn’t anything special, but if you get extremely hungry while you’re working here, you won’t be too upset with one of their sandwiches. So if you’re looking for a calm place to sit near Union Square, this is an option.
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