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Best spots for reading/studying/working with good food

betterbeheaven | Jul 18, 201508:59 AM     22

I frequently like to spend a quiet evening or afternoon alone at a cafe either reading or working, and while I have a robust list already, I'm always interested in hearing about other places (particularly ones that have decent food so that I can have a light meal too).

My spots:

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (East Village) - Spacious, well-lit interior with plenty of large tables and free wi-fi. No food, but there are pastries and ice cream (of course) and open fairly late.

Stumptown (Greenwich Village) - Beautiful space, free wi-fi. Decent number of tables but they are small and tend to be occupied. Assorted pastries and sandwiches from Meat Hook. Open until 8.

Maman (Soho) - Great food (salads, quiches, pastries), free wifi. There are big tables in the back and outlets, but can be hard to find a seat. Room also tends to get stuffy. Open until 7.

Whynot (LES) - Lined with (tiny) seats and tables, good for solo working. Pastries, no food. Open late. (Might have to put away laptop after certain hour though?)

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
The Meat Hook
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Maman
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