Sun-Thu, 10am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 10am-1am
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
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A West Village fixture on the quiet, charming and leafy restaurant row off Bleecker Street (Po, Home and Le Gigot are within a stone's throw), this affordable bi-level café is more of a neighborhood haunt than its more foodie-centric compatriots. Cornelia Street Cafe is all about keepin' it real, with local artists' work on the walls, felicitous service and a small downstairs performance space for readings and acoustic performances. Nab a sidewalk seat for unsophisticated mid-price classics like roast pork and the usual soups, sandwiches and salads, and you might even catch a glimpse of Gwynnie sauntering by—La Paltrow purportedly keeps a pied à terre in the hood.Brunch
Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Brunch, $20; dinner, $27
Sesame-crusted salmon, $21