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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“LGBT+ friendly atmosphere and a gorgeous outdoor courtyard with great selections!”
  • 144 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“Zabars is one of a kind supermarket with kosher and typical middle eastern products. This place is always busy and you can hear the NYC culture speaking in its aisle because the typical local New Yorker shops here. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Café
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“loud outdoor bar and restaurant. I list as a bar because the food isnt that great. But it is on the water. walk 7 blocks south to 72 street on the water for a quieter outdoor place with food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cute neighborhood coffee shop, high quality coffee beans, delicious baked goods”
  • 90 locals recommend
Café
“They have local live musicians in the basement playing live music at night, and during the day it's an amazing coffee shop! It's a coffee shop, a music venue AND a shop which sells locally crafted items: canvas bags, jewelry, pillows journals. Great idea to look for a gift for yourself, or someone special! ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“I recommend the walnut hamentashen and the almond horns. For comfort food, they have the best chocolate chip cookie I've ever tasted. Cash only.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Big windows, a decent amount of seating, and in a cute little town square just a little walk away.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Café
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“Made famous in the movie You've got Mail. Cute and cozy for a lunch or coffee while out in the neighborhood”
  • 79 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Family owned by Native NYC sisters the Edge Harlem is an ode to the community and pays homage to the spirit of Harlem honoring those who came before. The building that the restaurant resides in has its own unique history and was a meeting place for key figures of the Harlem Renaissance such as Langston Hughes. It is known for its cozy rustic décor and creative food – reflecting the siblings British and Jamaican heritage, spiced up with a healthy dose of New York.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Café
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“Great and cozy little place, awesome food. Croissants, muffins, coffee, pasta, burgers, diner & lunch dishes, brunch on the weekend. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coffee snobs rejoice! This is my go-to coffee shop in all of the land (well, Harlem)! Their coffee is so incredibly good, perfectly roasted and rich in flavor. Honestly, they have the BEST COFFEE IN HARLEM. I love the atmosphere too. It's super cozy and chic.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Big chain has you hooked or you merely want a quick cup of coffee. Wi-Fi, music and bites.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“American farm to table restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch. Full drinks bar, coffee bar, live entertainment at night. 1 block away, 3 minute walk. The best place around.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit their website see what events may be taking place. They seem to host a lot of interesting guests. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A great coffee shop (with light snacks, pastries) right around the corner from us! Free Wi-fi!! A chill, relaxed environment for studying, reading or catching up on social media life! It always features local artist on its walls, and it's a great spot to feel part of the neighborhood!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Intimate wine bar offering Mediterranean-style tapas, specialty cocktails & a short list of beers. ”
  • 44 locals recommend