Grace Street Coffee

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Korean Town is one of the hottest places young people love to go. Among dozens of gourmets in K-town, Grace Street Coffee is the most popular one and always full of people. There are various and unique Korean-inspired desserts and drinks which are always girls’ favorite food. You and your date shouldn’t miss the most popular items like the rose petal tea, Churro Waffle and The O.G. (a kind of shaved snow). Not only were they aesthetically pleasing to look at, but they were also tasty.

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PRICE: $5-13 per dessert

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday noon- 11:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday noon- 12:30a.m.

LOCATION: 17 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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Round K –

roundk1 (1).jpgFrom the outside, it may look like a regular good old fashioned coffee ship, but on the inside you are transported to a 1960s Korean inspired cafe.  They serve a truly “black” coffee called the Matt Black.  more info

They have exotic food options and great decor.  Your date is sure to swoon at this throw back cafe, with modern foods and delicious coffee.  It’s open late and sure to give you a caffeine high.

TIP:  There’s a hidden dining room in the back to work, relax and eat.

HOURS:    Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                                            Thursday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Midnight

LOCATION:     99 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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Gotan Cafe

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Gotan Cafe in TriBeCa

You can never go wrong with coffee. Gotan Cafe is a cute coffee shop in the heart of TriBeCa.  Brick walls, cool lamps, and friendly baristas will make you feel right at home.  They also have tasty sandwiches and salads.

So get your caffeine on and have a casual coffee date at Gotan Cafe Website

TIP:  They don’t accept cash.

PRICE:  About $5 for coffee or $10 with coffee and a snack

LOCATION:  130 Franklin Street – Tribeca, NY 10013

HOURS:   Weekdays 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM   /   Weekends 8:00 AM – 5:00PM

 

 

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Milk and cookies

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ummm… this bakery is adorable

Milk and Cookies is almost too cute!  But don’t worry.  Its still delicious.  This off the beaten path bakery is right in the West Village and sure to make your date go AHHHH.  Did I mention this place is cute?  They are making cookies throughout the day so they are sure to be fresh.  Bakery Website

Dip some cookies in your milk as you and your date enjoy the adorable ambiance.  You’ll be glad you came to this cute cookie shop and your date will be impressed with your knowledge of obscure delicious bakeries.

If you’re feeling up for a walk check out Washington Square Park which is super close by

TIP:   Try the ice cream sandwich…to die for!!

Price:   Around $5.00

LOCATION:  19 Commerce St. New York, NY 10014
212-243-1640

 

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Zenchai Matcha Cafe

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Zenchai Matcha Cafe

Zenchai Matcha Cafe specializes in, you guessed it, Matcha.  This is an adorable shop with a huge downstairs ares.  Plenty of seating and delicious matcha.  This is a quirky run shop by two friends from business school.  The vibe is super chill.  One of the walls is has an elaborate wallpaper illusion done in green chalk by artist Rajiv Surendra aka Kevin G from “Mean Girls”.  Kevin G’s Calligraphy site

Perfect date to try something new, and for those matcha lovers this quirky place does it right!!

On your way – stop at the vintage candy store in service since the 1930s Candy Store Show your date you know weird hole in the wall places like a true New Yorker!

TIP: In the summer they leave the windows open and it is pretty glorious.

The Matcha Website

94 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Hours:  Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 9 AM –  8:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

94 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

(347) 508-3518

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Mariebelle

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Mariebelle

Maribelle’s in SOHO is a romantic cozy European style chocolate house.  They sell high end chocolates and beautiful gift sets.  Don’t let this intimidate you.  Head to the back and ask for a table.  Order a hot chocolate and sip the decadence as you converse with your date.  The beautifully styled cafe will dazzle your eyes and the thick non-dairy hot chocolate will make your taste buds dance.

TIP: Try the spicy hot chocolate if you are adventurous, or I recommend the Aztec for a less daring palate.

Price: Around $10.00

Mariebelle’s Website

Hours:  Sunday to Thursday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

484 Broome St, New York, NY 10013        (212)925-6999

 

 

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Ludlow Coffee Supply

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Ludlow Coffee Supply

Ludlow Coffee Supply is cool.  They have couches in the back and a record player with an interesting ever changing selection of tunes.  You and your date should grab one of their signature lattes (bourbon vanilla or my favorite — salted caramel).  Sip you lattes as you listen to the music and enjoy each others company on a comfy couch.

On your way – stop at the vintage candy store in service since the 1930s Candy Store Show your date you know weird hole in the wall places like a true New Yorker!

Price: $5 for a signature latte

Open Daily from 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

176 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

Ludlow Coffee Supply Website

(917)472-7632

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