Charlie's Deli Cafe
Through the steaming coffee cup painted on the outside window of Charlie's Deli Cafe, visitors can see the little storefront humming with activity. Throughout the day, writers hunch over laptops as local musicians bring down the house from a small performance area. Past all the bustle, the café staff prepares specialty sandwiches such as black-bean burgers, tuna melts, and New Yorkers, which layer hot pastrami, mustard, and pickles between two Broadway _Playbill_s. Charlie's also brews coffee, tops lattes with foam twirled into dogs and other novelty shapes, and blends fruit and yogurt into smoothies.