The West Village must be the city’s best neighborhood to find an independent coffee shop or branch of a local chain that has not been hounded out of business by Starbucks, Dunkin’, or Blank Street. Each has its own unique ambiance — some have enough seating that you can perch for hours with your laptop, while others are so small that a dash-in for an espresso or a drip coffee is more advisable. Some mainly stick to coffee in its many permutations, while others have magnificent displays of munchies, sometimes running to entire meals. But the thing all these places have in common is a primary focus on coffee.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More