Coffee & Tea
Caffe Vita is a hole-in-the-wall serving up incredible espresso in the Lower East Side. This coffee shop is a staple in my hometown of Seattle, and the baristas have the same Pacific Northwest coffee perfectionism with a laid back smile. I come here and sit on the tiny stools near the front window and savor an Americano. Can’t find another like it in the city.
Saturday’s Surf Shop is a barebones cafe escape from the cosmopolitan bustle of SoHo. I loathe walking on unavoidable Broadway during the day, so sometimes I’ll celebrate dodging human bodies by b-lining it here and ordering an iced coffee before sitting in Saturday’s backyard, where I watch all the chic people with, seemingly, a story behind those strands.