Cute, Cozy, and Chic NYC Cafes!

NYC is known for its abundance of instagrammable and trendy places for a treat. Whether you’re a local looking for a hot new spot or a tourist overwhelmed by the countless options, here’s a list of the best New York City cafes that you must try!

The Chai Spot

Head to Little Italy for an unforgettable experience in this magical cafe. The Chai Spot offers delicious homemade chai using authentic Pakistani brews. When you first step inside, it looks like a beautiful cafe plucked from Arabian Nights. Walk a little further and you’ll find yourself in a vibrant lounge area surrounded by colorful cushions, carpets and cozy nooks. It’s a great space to get work done or relax with friends – not to mention snap some instagram-worthy photos! So step off the bustling city streets and enjoy a day in this magical oasis.

Patisserie Chanson

This chic French style cafe is definitely worth spending a morning in. With its central location in the Flatiron District, it’s a perfect place to grab some artisan coffee and start the day off right. Chanson offers a wide range of delectable pastries that taste as delicious as they look.

YaYa Tea

This is such a cute place and bubble tea lovers are sure to enjoy. I’ve never seen so many toppings available! They also offer noodles, Onigiri and other savory Asian snacks. YaYa tea is a popular spot amongst New Yorkers and if you’re looking for a quick snack in the Little Italy area, you should give it a try.

Sweet Moment

Enjoy trendy desert bars with a dash of cute and sassy? Then head to Soho for a taste of what’s recently become a very popular NYC spot. Stuff yourself full with decadent waffles, ice cream and shaved ice. All topped with your choice of flavored sauce, fresh fruit and fluffy cream. Don’t forget to try their signature dish- Bingsoo, which you won’t find anywhere else!

Those are my favorites for now! If you visit any of them be sure to share them with me @_wanderstruck. If you have any more cafe suggestions, I’d love to hear about them below!


  1. January 22, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    those waffles look yummy! Thanks for sharing this review.

    • Sonari
      January 27, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Ivana! I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

    • Sonari
      January 27, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      I appreciate that, Daniel! Thank you

    • Sonari
      January 27, 2019 / 11:50 pm

      You too!

    • Sonari
      January 27, 2019 / 11:51 pm

      Wow thanks so much, Dessy! They really were a blast.

    • Sonari
      January 28, 2019 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks, Adi!

    • Sonari
      February 4, 2019 / 7:28 pm

      Yes you’d love them! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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