Wayside isn’t NYC’s premiere coffee shop, but it’s pretty low-key, and that’s why we like it. Unlike other places where you can sit with your laptop, this spot never seems to get too crowded (despite the fact that it’s tiny), and there are even a few tables outside when the weather is nice. The food isn’t anything special, but if you get extremely hungry while you’re working here, you won’t be too upset with one of their sandwiches. So if you’re looking for a calm place to sit near Union Square, this is an option.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in Union SquareSee more
Peacefood is one of our favorite vegan spots in town (and especially in Union Square). Go, but beware that the chickpea fries are addicting.
Tarallucci e Vino Restaurant
Tarllucci e Vino is an all-day cafe, with a few locations around the city. It’s sort of like a nicer, Italian Le Pain Quotiden.
More Sandwiches spotsSee more
Royal Crown Bakery
Royal Crown Bakery on Staten Island sells Italian cookies, cakes, and pastries, as well as to-go lunch stuff like sandwiches with sweet soppressata.
Kos Kaffe Roasting House
Kos Kaffe is a neighborhood coffee shop in Park Slope where you can get a good sandwich or a salad and sit a nice little table.
Le Petit Parisien
Le Petit Parisien roughly translates to “place with good sandwiches on baguette.” Or maybe not. Either way, stop by for a good sandwich in Midtown.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more