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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“If you like donuts, you need to go to Stan's. Nutella stuffed pockets. Pistachio cake. Blueberry fritter. Line can build but goes fast. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Doesn't look like much, but one of my favorite breakfast or lunch spots in the area. Lots of vegetarian/vegan options and BYOB”
  • 92 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“'80s-themed rustic coffee shop, complete with a DeLorean, pouring locally roasted coffee.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Diner
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“Classic American diner fair but elevated and made very unique! This place doesn't take reservations so if you're trying to find a good spot without a crazy wait in Fulton Market, your best bet is to stop in here and put your name in. Then if the wait is long you can walk around and if you happen to find another restaurant you'd rather try out without a wait, then go for it! But at the very least you've got a really good restaurant to try our in your back pocket. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Right around the corner! A great place to hang out to work, grab a coffee or a pastry. Outdoor seating when the weather is nice.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee and friendly service. Where all the locals go to get their coffee fix. Choco espresso is a must (Mexican dark chocolate and coffee).”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Map Room has wonderful beer selection. Cash is preferred but cards are accepted. Can get crowded quickly. So, if you want a seat, get there early!”
  • 79 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Intelligentsia is a home-grown chain that is cropping up all over the country. Each franchise is as unique as its location; i.e., no corporate cookie-cutter. Our little Intelligentsia has a northern Italian moderno vibe -- so be prepared for hard, tiny chairs. 6:30am-8pm / Monday-Friday 7am-8pm / Saturday-Sunday”
  • 72 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Hip counter-serve cafe with funky furnishings & a menu of sandwiches, pastries & light bites.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“High-end coffee bar chain serving daily roasted brews in an industrial-chic setting.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This chill coffeehouse with java & sandwiches has colorful floors, exposed-brick walls & artwork.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Café
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“We recommend the pancakes and avocado toast at this casual, kid-friendly café. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Hip, shabby-chic coffeehouse featuring a changing roster of house-roasted java plus tea & pastries.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast, lunch & brunch spot known for American comfort food with a twist & bakery carryout.”
  • 56 locals recommend