Mon, 7am-2am; Tue, 7am-4am; Wed-Fri, 7am-5:30am; Sat, 8am-5:30am; Sun, 8am-2am
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
8th St. to 26th St., Second Ave. to Seventh Ave.
Even though it carries a high risk of poor service and unpleasant encounters with attitudinal (but often pretty) people, The Coffee Shop sometimes seems unavoidable. When it comes to the Union Square area, this loungey pseudo-diner’s varied, inexpensive menu and sidewalk seating make it one of the best casual options in the neighborhood. There’s hardly ever a seat at the bar, which serves up surprisingly good drinks (including milkshakes and mojitos); and there’s usually a wait for a table at peak times, so plan to hang out on the corner of 16th and Union Square for a bit if you go.For Kids
Youngsters will love the crayons and place mats with puzzles.
Sat.–Sun., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.