New York City restaurants

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 swe…
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: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Lincoln Station

By day, cold-press and kombucha drinkers hunch over laptops at the long center table of this neighborhood favorite, happily picking at sandwiches stuffed with broccoli and ricotta or pulled pork and kimchi. By night…
Cafe in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Milk & Honey

Floor-to-ceiling windows open to the street give this popular corner oasis a bright, airy feel. The menu features numerous egg dishes, salads, sandwiches and grain bowls; some Middle Eastern influence is seen in dis…
Cafe in East Village & Lower East Side

Dimes

This tiny, sun-drenched eatery has a strong local following for its friendly service and healthy, good-value dishes. A design-minded group crowds in for breakfast tacos (served until 4pm), bowls of granola with açaí…
Cafe in East Village & Lower East Side

MUD

This 9th St nook is a favorite among East Villagers looking for a quick caffeine fix, a hearty breakfast after a long night out or a friendly place to chat with old friends (there's no wi-fi). The everyday brunch (c…
Cafe in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

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…
Cafe in Staten Island

Everything Goes Book Café & Neighborhood Stage

This Berkeley-style arts and community center serves simple cafe grub like brown-rice-and-veggie bowls, hummus sandwiches, bagels, granola and yogurt, plus cakes, smoothies and Fairtrade coffee and teas. Belly full,…
Cafe in Upper East Side

Via Quadronno

A little slice of Italy that looks like it’s been airlifted into New York, this cozy cafe-bistro has exquisite coffee, as well as a mind-boggling selection of sandwiches – piled high with delectable ingredients, suc…
Cafe in Upper West Side & Central Park

West 79th Street Boat Basin Café

New ownership and an award-winning Culinary Institute of America chef are revitalizing this perennially popular waterside spot. The Robert Moses–era structure, with an elegant colonnade opening onto an outdoor rotun…