The Third Place
And of course the details on the coffee shops, both of which I recommend for different reasons:
- Ground Support - an awesome hideaway in SoHo that lets you dodge the crowd for a quiet cup of coffee. there's plenty of room to sit at the indoor picnic benches, and free wifi, not much more you can ask for. I could easily see doing work here on weekends.
- Third Rail Coffee - I've walked by this place a bunch of times but never gone in until now, which was a mistake. You can't come here for anything but coffee- it's got four small two-person tables, and nothing else. But as long as coffee is what you're there for, you're in for a treat. There are house blends of drip coffee and espresso, and then a variety of name favorites (Intelligentsia, Stumptown) and international imports on request.