If you’re looking for a place to work on the Lower East Side, try Spreadhouse. It’s a big space, and it kind of feels like a garage filled with a bunch of couches. This place is very laid-back, there’s free wifi, and there tends to be a good donut selection, if that’s important to you. Just know that it gets a little busy during the daytime, and try to get here early if you want to claim a long-term seat.
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Double Chicken Please
Double Chicken Please is a fun bar on the Lower East Side with a rotating menu of cocktails and great fried chicken sandwiches.
This Thai vendor in Essex Market specializes in Hainan chicken rice and crispy fried chicken bánh mì.
Shopsin’s is a classic establishment in Essex Market for breakfast and brunch where you should order the mac and cheese pancakes and the Ebelskivers.
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Breads Bakery in Union Square makes the best chocolate babka in the city, along with some great cookies, crusty French bread, and sandwiches.
Capri Bakery in Harlem is known for its custom cakes and excellent Puerto Rican pastries.
Frenchette Bakery is the best place to get croissants, gougeres, and kouign-amann in Tribeca.
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Grounded is a homey coffee shop on a quiet street in the West Village, and it's good spot to read a book or do some work while you eat something.
Gregory's is a coffee chain in NYC, and the locations tend to be good places to both eat pastries and get some work done.
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