Nostalgia, vintage, old school....all words that inspire the Morning News vision.
Here are a few of our fave cafés that share our sentimental affection for the past.
1. Cafe Reggio
Cafe Reggio is probably the oldest and most historically iconic cafe in NYC since it houses the first espresso machine brought to America. It's been featured in many movies and President John F Kennedy made a speech outside the coffee shop.
The bench outside is from a palazzo of the Florentine Medici Family of Renaissance fame.
2. Café Belle NYC
This authentic Italian cafe in the heart of downtown NYC with a modern twist. All of the traditional pastries, cookies, cakes and breads are made in house using Belle's Grandpa's recipes.
3. Viand Coffee Shop
Viand Coffee Shop on Madison Ave is a long-running coffee shop serving basics for breakfast, lunch & dinner in a basic setting. Perfect for a classic breakfast, coffee & a light bite, or dining alone. They are known for their turkey sandwich because they roast their turkey in-house every single day. When was the last time you've been to a real diner?
4. The Muffins Café
Located on the Upper West Side, this cafe is small but mighty. They serve sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods & espresso drinks. Ralph Tawil, a regular there says, "My favorite is the iced cappuccino and they make the best bagels!".
5. Danté NYC
A registered landmark in Greenwich Village, cafe Danté is 104 years old. Danté boasts that this modest meeting house has always attracted people from all walks of life: famous actors, writers, and musicians, to the down-at-heel of the beatnik generation, all of whom have found solace in its relaxed and unpretentious environs. A place where a cup of espresso, a warm smile or a friendly embrace epitomized life’s simple pleasures.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RESTAURANT by grabbing a bagel, coffee or breakfast sandwich!