Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Brooklyn

Dough

Situated on the border of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy, this tiny, out-of-the-way spot is a bit of a trek, but worth it if you're a pastry fan. Puffy raised doughnuts are dipped in a changing array of glazes, including…
Cafe in SoHo & Chinatown

Two Hands

Named after the crime-com film starring Heath Ledger, Two Hands encapsulates Australia's relaxed, sophisticated cafe culture. Dream of Byron Bay over small-batch specialty coffee and out-of-the-box grub such as swee…
Bakery in SoHo & Chinatown

Dominique Ansel Bakery

One of NYC's best and most well-known patisseries has much more up its sleeve than just cronuts (its world-famous donut-croissant hybrid), including buttery kouign-amman (a Breton cake), gleaming berry tarts, and th…
Bakery in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Arcade Bakery

It's easy to miss this little treasure, occupying the vaulted lobby of a 1920s office building. Where an ATM once stood, a counter now trades in beautiful, just-baked goods. Edibles include artful sandwiches and (be…
Cafe in SoHo & Chinatown

Siggi's

Organic deliciousness awaits at this casual, art-slung cafe (bonus points for the wintertime fireplace). All bases are covered, from soups and salads, to made-from-scratch burgers, sandwiches, even vegetarian lasagn…
Bakery in Queens

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

It may be in Queens, not Brooklyn, but there's little confusion about the caliber of the bagels here. With a good crust and chewy inside, they come in a number of drool-inducing variations, including sesame, onion, …
Bakery in Brooklyn

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Sister owners Emily and Melissa Elsen create flaky, buttery crusts and often use seasonal, regionally sourced fruits to create NYC's best pies, hands down. At this warm, old-fashioned spot, any time is just right to…
Cafe in Queens

LIC Corner Cafe

As its name suggests, the Long Island Corner Cafe is on an unassuming corner across the street from a park in Hunter's Point, Long Island City. The cafe's vibrant facade is the perfect introduction to what's inside:…
Cafe in SoHo & Chinatown

Ruby's

Almost always packed, this minute, cash-only cafe has all the bases covered: 'brekkie' friendly avo toast (mashed avocado on ciabatta or eight-grain toast), buttermilk pancakes, competent pastas and salads, and (abo…
Cafe in Brooklyn

Hungry Ghost

In a few short years Hungry Ghost has made a name for itself as one of the best places to grab coffee in North Brooklyn. The interior of every location boasts a striking, minimalist design that matches the unpretent…