The Marlton Hotel– West Village
Love this charming European styled boutique hotel. Located 2 blocks from Washington Square Park and a few blocks to multiple subway lines. The rooms are small yet beautifully appointed, the staff is friendly, the lobby is trendy hang out. The Espresso bar, roof top terrace (for hotel guests only) and fun old world bar are great hangout spots. Breakfast is included and served in the lobby restaurant Margaux.
5W 8th Street (Between 5th & 6th Aves.) NYC – 10011
212 321 0100
The Butchers Daughter – West Village
Plant based, healthy and delicious cafe. Rustic chic indoor and outdoor dining. Earthy feel with white interior and greens every where. Best for lunch.
581 Hudson Street NYC — 10014
Claudette – West Village
Elegant cozy cottage decor. Farm to table menu with influences from Provence and the Mediterranean. Brought you you by the creators of Bobo and Rosemary’s. Best for mid week lunch.
24 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Palma – West Village
Italian classics made from organic seasonal ingredients. There is an intimate indoor area and a full garden seating in back filled with cut garden roses and other fresh flowers. Best for dinner.
28 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014 b/t 4th St & Bleecker St
212 691 2223
Stumptown – West Village
Delicious coffee, ideal for on the go. They have both indoor and outdoor sitting but gets very crowded with people on their computers.
Open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
30 W 8th Street, New York, NY 10011
Marlton Espresso Bar – West Village
Cozy wood-paneled setting in the lobby of boutique Marlton Hotel. Great spot for coffee and to sit and fun hip vibe.
5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
It has been way to long since I visited NY. Luckily a work project brought me to the city. I stayed in Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Some highlights.
Iris Café- Brooklyn Heights
20 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201
8:00 – 11:00pm
simple breakfast spot, just 2 blocks from my friends brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. Must try the avocado toasts with egg and homemake ricotta on english muffins drizzled with honey.
Café Gitane – Nolita
242 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
8:30 am – 12:00am
Delicious French/Middle-East fair, ideal at anytime of the day. Gets very busy, bring cash and sit at the bar with the old school vibe.
Gotan – Tribeca
130 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
Weekdays 7-6 | Weekends 9-4
Coffee shop located in a historic factory building, featuring espresso drinks & light/ seasonal fare.
Gansevoort Market -Meatpacking
52 Gansevoort St, NYC, NY 10014
Open Daily from 8AM to 8PM
Sometimes in New York you just need a quick snack or light bite. This is one of the best markets in the whole city. It is the ideal casual spot, there’s a mix of cuisines and something for everyone–from fresh pasta and pizzas to sushi, mediterranean, thai, mexican. Right around the corner from the Highline, Chelsea Markets and the Whitney. It’s also just a great spot to sit back and enjoy a cappuccino after an afternoon of shopping to people watch.
Rumor has it this place will be closing winter 2016