The West Village is a small, European-style neighborhood filled with atmospheric restaurants, quaint boutiques and cozy cafes. This area’s intimate and quiet aura sets it apart from the rest of New York: grab some work or your favorite book and sit down at one of these top ten cafes.
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Birch was started by two passionate coffee lovers with the shared mantra that ‘if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.’ With six locations across the city, Birch Coffee fosters a caring environment for customers through attentive staff and quality coffee. Check out their website for film shorts in which regular customers are interviewed.
Grounded Organic Coffee & Tea House
Known for its organic selection of coffee and tea, Grounded Organic Coffee & Tea House takes pride in their top-notch quality, specifically their dairy, which they get fresh from Upstate New York. The cafe has friendly, knowledgeable baristas who are ready to take your order, from coffee to bagels, breakfast burritos or scrumptious cookies. There is sufficient space to work as well as free WiFi.
Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee
With six different locations in New York, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee aims to perfect your coffee experience by fostering a sense of community with intimate spaces that bustle on weekday mornings. Choose from a large selection of hot and cold drinks, from espresso and loose-leaf tea to hot cider and honey cinnamon lattes.
The Grey Dog
Started by two brothers who were wandering artists, The Grey Dog now has four different locations around New York City. The Grey Dog has a unique charm, great for a cup of coffee or an afternoon brunch. Once you have finished your meal, stop by the gift shop to peruse the shirts, mugs and coffee available for purchase to highlight your love for this hip cafe.
The Grey Dog, 49 Carmine St New York, NY, USA, +1 212 462 0041
Built on fair, traceable, quality and sustainable coffee, Joe emphasizes a commitment to brewing only the highest quality coffee. Now with 10 cafes across the city, the West Village location has driven staff who aim to create relationships with their customers built on trust and appreciation. Offering additional milk options from almond to soy and 2%, Joe is always crowded with people who need their daily fix. Joe also offers classes for aspiring baristas as well as packaged coffee to brew at home.
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.