We’ve never been huge fans of going on dates during the day. They tend to feel like business interviews, and ordering alcohol requires explaining how you don’t usually drink at noon. But Daymoves is a reason to reconsider. This daytime cafe in Williamsburg from the same people as Four Horsemen - a wine bar located next door - feels like a cross between a coffee shop and a recording studio, which makes sense considering one of the owners is James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. All that is to say that Daymoves feels cooler than other cafes, and sitting on a couch underneath giant blue speakers feels very far from a business interview. Start with a coffee and something from the short food menu, like the cheesy endive salad with pistachios or the croissant BEC packed with avocado. If things go well, transition to a glass of wine or negroni on tap at the bar.
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