When you need a meeting place around Union Square or Madison Square Park, check out Devocion, which is located three blocks from both. They roast their own coffee and it's the kind of place where a real coffee nerd could be very happy, but whether or not you’re interested in the various cold brew methods on offer, you can use the tables or leather couches in the bright, attractive space for casual meetings.
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After five years in business, ABC Kitchen is still pretty. But after a recent change in chef, the food is just pretty good.
Mari Vanna is a Russian restaurant in Flatiron that looks like a grandmother’s house but feels like a party.
We’re not exactly sure that New York City was in desperate need of an Armenian/Lebanese restaurant, but this stateside opening of Almayass, a Beirut-based establishment with locations across the Middle East, is very exciting for at least three or four of us here.
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Freehold is a coffeeshop/workspace by day and a bar by night. They have a great backyard, but expect crowds on peak nights.
Bluestone Lane is an Australian coffee shop with several locations throughout the city. Come here for some avocado toast or granola.
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