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The Top 10 Cafés In Little Italy, New York City

The Top 10 Cafés In Little Italy, New York City
Italian coffee culture pervades in New York City. Espresso bars and coffee shops dot the entire island of Manhattan, whose inhabitants’ urban lifestyle runs on caffeine. In fact, New York takes its espresso so seriously that Manhattan now has more independently-owned coffee shops than it does chains and Little Italy is no exception. Read on to find out what makes this charming neighborhood’s up and coming and classic cafés uniquely New York.
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Two Hands

Bar, Australian, $$$
Two Hands
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This bright, minimalistic café rests on the outskirts of Chinatown, one street over from the bustle of Mulberry Street. Unassuming yet difficult to miss, Two Hands carries small bites and snacks, along with an array of coffee, tea, and juices. It is perfect for a light lunch, a refreshing break, or a place to spend the day chatting with friends.
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Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar is a café that doubles as a small grab-and-go gourmet grocery. The espresso bar prides itself on ‘slow coffee,’ with each cup taking no less than three minutes to craft. This relaxed café acts as a stress free oasis to recharge or pick up last minute groceries. Nolita Mart also carries an eclectic selection of ice creams, including Los Angeles’ famous Cool Haus.
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Happy Bones

Rather than just carrying coffee, Happy Bones stocks its walls with local art and publications. As a result, this café has a clean and artsy vibe, almost reminiscent of the New Museum. With an intimate vibe and size, this art café is a dream for creative types on the go.

Ferrara Bakery & Café

Bakery, Cafe, Italian, $$$
Ferrara Bakery & Café is famous within Little Italy, having been a local favorite since its establishment in1892. From cannolis to cakes, this family-owned café satisfies sweet tooths and coffee connoisseurs alike. Enjoy the gelato at this festive Little Italy spot and enjoy sitting at a table outside, watching the crowds stroll by.
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Caffé Palermo

Cafe, Italian, $$$
Caffé Palermo is a Little Italy institution, and has been since its opened its doors in 1973. Voted home of the best cannoli in New York, Caffé Palermo boasts a modest interior that transforms into magic at night, especially beneath the outdoor string lights on Mulberry Street. For both tourists and locals, there is hardly a better way to pass the time in this neighborhood than with a coffee, a cannoli, and the merriness of Mulberry Street.
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Counter Culture Coffee

Coffee Shop, American
Counter Culture Coffee, New York
Counter Culture Coffee, New York | © Austin Seidel
A company from North Carolina known for their superb coffee roasting, Counter Culture Coffee is Manhattan’s flagship store. Visitors can stop by for weekly free cups or coffee tastings, and attend lectures on the art of brewing. However, rather than a café, Counter Culture is an educational space for serious java drinkers who want to learn more about the coffee making process.
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