Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea has two big things going for it. The first is that there’s no wifi here, so you won’t be surrounded by 23-year-olds who are “thinking about thinking about applying law school.” The second thing is their plant-filled back garden. Sit here when it’s nice out, and drink something cold. Or hot, if you’re unfamiliar with how body temperatures work.
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Everyone has a favorite neighborhood sushi spot and, if you live in Chelsea, there’s a good chance yours is Momoya.
The Ainsworth is a big, upscale bar in Chelsea where you can watch sports or drink Manhattans at 3pm on a Saturday.
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Greecologies is a coffee shop in Nolita that sells $8 yogurt and coffee with butter. And it’s actually pretty great.
The Breukelen Coffee House
Breukelen Coffee House serves Stumptown Coffee and has a back room with large tables that are good for work or a coffee date in Crown Heights.
And / Or
And / Or is a coffee shop above the Lorimer L stop in Williamsburg that’s a good place to get work done.
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Citizens of Chelsea
Citizens of Chelsea is another Australian coffee shop where you can grab a good small meal.
Think is a pretty big coffee chain in NYC, and we’re partial to the NYU location where you can sit on a couch and eat a grilled cheese sandwich.
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