help me find: Cozy coffee house with nice atmosphere in New York City
Apr 29, 2006 at 11:31 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

nomdeguerre

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I'm tired of this Starbucks revolution- what I need is a cozy coffee house where I can sit down with a cup of coffee and get some studying done. Have any recommendations?
 
Apr 30, 2006 at 3:50 AM Post #2 of 7

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What part of town? There are actually plenty of regular coffee houses here still unlike the most of the U.S.

Right across the street from me is the Coffee Pot at 49th Street and 9th Avenue. They have some couches too and people are generally there doing work or reading the papers.
 
Apr 30, 2006 at 4:15 AM Post #3 of 7

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What part of town?


Any part of the city's fine. With subways and such, it's no hassle getting from point a to b.

I think I may visit that coffee pot tommorow
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Thanks
 
Apr 30, 2006 at 3:47 PM Post #5 of 7

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These places let you stay as long as Starbucks? (with couches?)
You mentioned studying, so lighting and noise would be important.
The only one I saw that looked low key and inviting was The Big Cup in Chelsea but they closed over a year ago.
 
May 1, 2006 at 12:10 AM Post #6 of 7

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The West Village and NYU area are filled with little coffee shops.

There is that 4 corners (McDougal & Bleecker)...where all 4 corners are little cafes...
*Warning: VERY touristy and TONS of people watching...NOT...quiet and cozy.

Doggone it...why can't I remember the names of the cafes I used to go to?

There is 'Tea & Sympathy' if you like British style tea houses...(Tea drinker here...)
http://www.teaandsympathynewyork.com/home.php

Try a few and see which one you like the best. Try to go to one with a nice book on a rainy afternoon and THEN you will know if it is the right one for you.

http://www.litkicks.com/BeatPages/pa...eenwichVillage
http://www.pbase.com/hjsteed/mcdougal_noho
http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=439
http://www.citidex.com/2510.htm
http://www.urban75.org/newyork/cafes.html
http://www.manhattan.worldweb.com/Re...ros/index.html

Good luck and have fun!
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Oski
What part of town? There are actually plenty of regular coffee houses here still unlike the most of the U.S.

Right across the street from me is the Coffee Pot at 49th Street and 9th Avenue. They have some couches too and people are generally there doing work or reading the papers.



i love Hell's Kitchen. it's a little loud, but they have some great restaurants. you ever eat at Esca? my favorite italian/seafood in the city.

p.s. i'm no help for the coffee house suggestion. i've always gravitated toward good old fashioned booze bars.
 

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