Cafes in New York

Burgers or 20-oz. Smoothies at Bread Brothers (50% Off).

Bread Brothers

Williamsburg

Customers can enjoy freshly grilled burgers or a 20 oz. smoothie within a bagel and coffee shop equipped with free WiFi

$8 $4

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All-You-Can-Play Board Games and Café Food and Drinks for Two or Four at The Uncommons (50% Off)

The Uncommons

New York

At Manhattan’s only board-game café, pair coffee, wraps, and bagels with unlimited play of both new titles and beloved classics

$30 $15

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Cafe Food and Drink at Sandye's Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Sandye's Cafe

Schenectady

Enjoy cafe fare such as coffee, gourmet cupcakes, and breakfast and lunch paninis

$10 $5

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Healthy All-Natural Cafe Food for Breakfast or Lunch at A Natural Way Cafe (42% Off). Two Options Available.

A Natural Way Cafe

Altamont

Healthy and natural foods crafted locally

$6.50 $3.75

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$15 Worth of Coffee from Brewvine

Brewvine

West Hempstead

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $9

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5- or 10-Visit Punch Card for Coffee and Pastries at Java Crave Caffe (Up to 50% Off)

Java Crave Caffe

Scarsdale

Coffee, espresso, lattes, and mochas pair with fresh-baked bagels, croissants, and scones

$25 $13

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Guy & Gallard Gift Card for Food and Drink (Up to 40% Off)

Guy & Gallard

Multiple Locations

Café serves more than 70 artisan dishes including tuna-, tandoori-chicken-, and prosciutto-topped sandwiches alongside low-calorie options

$30 $20

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Café Food and Drinks at Chaitty Coffee Shop (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Chaitty Coffee Shop

Bed-Stuy

Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea complements sweet and savory pastries, all-natural Canyon Oats oatmeal, and Emmy's Organics macaroons

$5 $2.75

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At Good, the staff members take the restaurant's namesake in several different directions. Chef Steven J. Picker and his crew strive to create a menu of good casual comfort cuisine by sourcing it locally. But the good doesn't stop there. The eatery is also a High Road Restaurant, which means it follows the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York's guidelines for fair treatment of its employees.

Think Globally, Eat Locally

Picker believes it's important to not only honor the food on the plate, but pay attention to how the food gets there. That's why many of the ingredients on Good's menu, such as the ones below, are locally sourced.

  • Good's roasted-chicken entree uses all-natural, free-roaming chickens raised on Sullivan County Chicken Farm.
  • The lunch menu features a club sandwich made with Lioni Latticini, Inc.'s fresh, whole-milk mozzarella cheese, which is made in New Jersey.
  • Guests will find rainbow trout among their options on the dinner menu. All of their fish are native to many North American waters, including the Hudson Bay basin and coastal areas of New Jersey; the trout are raised Eden Brook Trout Farm in the Catskills.

From the Press * "It is possible to eat unusually, eclectically and very well at Good." ? New York Times * "Begin with a Sandia Limonada, with watermelon-infused vodka, triple sec, and fresh lemonade, end with hot orange-scented doughnuts served with three sauces . . . and the name will seem something of an understatement." ? New York magazine * "When the food does come, you may mentally rename the place 'great,' or even 'wonderful.' Evoking the latter are two plump chicken sausages and a side of crispy mushroom polenta cake, while a BBQ pulled-pork entr?e . . . approaches the former." ? TimeOut New York * "Yes, it's true: this charming local fave lives up to its preordained reputation, and has done so since opening . . . The pale, earthy, and appealing dining room has a soothing, intimate, and laid-back air, as if to whisper, 'Stop by anytime.' . . . The menu displays a greatest-hits list of comfort food favorites that are given a globally inspired turn." ? Michelin Guide

89 Greenwich Ave.
New York,
NY
US

Handbags, backgammon boards, and hippopotamuses may not sound particularly appetizing, but in the hands of Duet Bakery Boutique’s chef, Diana Rodova, they become the unlikely themes of her delectable custom cakes. She tailors her designs to fit clients’ special requests while tempting taste buds with cake flavors ranging from chocolate to lemon chiffon. Beyond cakes, she whips up cupcakes, crème brûlée, and other sweet treats that add a climactic finish to meals, much like announcing to dinner guests that they’re all receiving a new car. For sensitive systems, Rodova can alter her dessert recipes to be lactose and gluten free.

Rodova complements her sweeter offerings with an array of hearty lunch staples, such as sandwiches, soups, and salads. Her bakery also stocks imported European chocolates, breads, and cheeses, which add a more glamorous international touch to the shop than a croissan’wich dispenser.

6181 Strickland Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

“There is something very French about getting a Nutella crepe to go from the sidewalk window—it's almost like Paris,” lauded the Wall Street Journal after sampling crepes crafted by Vive la Crêpe founders, brothers, and Mexico City natives Carlos, Alfredo, and Andrés Mier y Terán. Today, across four New York City locations, a team of skilled flippers pour silky batter onto crepe skillets, creating the base for a menu of sweet and savory creations, such as sugar and butter or spinach, mushrooms, and basil oozing with goat cheese harvested from Earth’s second, lesser-known, goat moon. Baristas pull shots of illy espresso to craft cappuccinos and other café drinks as diners linger in shops reminiscent of modern Parisian cafés, contentedly munching French fare or debating whether the Eiffel Tower is actually an illusion.

Vive la Crêpe’s convenient mobile-app-based rewards program, available for iPhone or Android, helps customers track their crepe consumption and earn prizes, including complimentary treats. Vive la Crêpe’s convenient mobile-app-based rewards program, available for iPhone or Android, helps customers track their crepe consumption and earn prizes, including complimentary treats

189 Columbus Ave
New York,
NY
US

Delish! Cooking School, whose classes were voted as some of the Best of WNY by Buffalo Spree, is known for its quality instruction and taste. Within a comfortable urban space, customers can pick up sweet selections such as fresh fudge, scones, bar cookies, and hand-dipped chocolate. Fresh-brewed espresso drinks accompanied by baked goods or housemade ice-cream sandwiches tempt tongues, while a range of cooking tools, sauces, and spices line shelves for at-home chefs to use in their own kitchens.

Experienced chefs lead cooking classes geared toward the home cook looking to hone skills without memorizing transcripts of the Food Network’s full broadcast. Students sip wine during classes such as The Exciting Foods of Thailand, Casual Italian Supper Party, or The New Vegetarian Cuisine.

414 Amherst St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Flames dance inside the wood-fired oven at The Gate House Cafe, heating its gleaming surfaces to temperatures as high as 700 degrees. The oven's radiant heat is the backbone of the eatery's rustic, comfort-driven menu, yielding dishes that range from gourmet pizzas and chicken wings to wood-fired macaroni and goat cheese.

Neapolitan-Style Pizzas

Gate House Cafe's pizzas are named after Rochester landmarks, but their culinary inspiration comes from southern Italy. Chef Ross Hopkins and his team knead dough made with Tipo 00 Italian flour, topping it off with organic mozzarella and tomatoes from San Marzano valley. They serve creative pies, too, such as the ones below, and often use ingredients from their organic garden.

A Conscientious Culinary Philosophy

Conscientious culinary practices are intrinsic to the menu at The Gate House Cafe. Hopkins and his team embrace sustainability by serving cage-free eggs and organic dairy products. The restaurant goes beyond using ecofriendly ingredients, though. The Gate House Cafe operates solely on solar and wind power.
The MAG The Park Avenue
Asiago and ricotta cheeses lend an extra layer of creaminess to the MAG pie, and fried eggplant adds toothsome texture. Hummus is an unexpected pizza-topper, but here, it works well alongside grilled vegetables, goat cheese, roasted garlic, and tomato coulis.
The Strasenburgh Gluten-Free or Vegan
With toppings that include blackened sirloin, blue cheese, and asparagus, The Strasenburgh delivers the sumptuousness of a steak-house dinner in pizza form. Chef Hopkins is happy to accommodate gluten-free and vegan diners.
274 N Goodman St.
Rochester,
NY
US

Rarely do two burgers at Burke's Restaurant and Bar ever look the same. Not only do diners get to choose from four buns?including pretzel buns and english muffins?but they can also crown their burgers with more than 16 toppings, such as chipotle mayo and Irish bacon. Burgers, however, are just one of many options available at Burke's, whose remaining menu sports everything from chicken parm sliders to Irish chicken curry. Bartenders complement hearty feasts with myriad libations, from 19 draft beers to liquor-spiked milk shakes, which visitors can sip while watching games on 14 flat-screen TVs and two widescreen projectors.

645 Bronx River Rd
Yonkers,
NY
US