NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By
Au Breve Espresso is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

1. Au Breve Espresso

51 Cooper Sq (btwn 6th and 7th), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoHo · 20 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Although the five window seats are partially occluded by giant exterior concrete beams, there is endless foot traffic past Au Breve's large windows facing onto Cooper Square. Read more.

Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

2. Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe

8.5
55 Greenwich Ave (at Perry St), New York, NY
Café · West Village · 204 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Perched on the corner of Perry St and Greenwich Ave, practically the gateway to the West Village, the avenue-facing windows & benches see plenty of tourists, locals and gym-goers.

City of Saints Coffee Roasters is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

3. City of Saints Coffee Roasters

79 E 10th St (at 4th Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 94 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Although there's not much world going by on this part of E 10th St, you get a pretty good view of what there is at City of Saints. They roast their own coffee in Greenpoint and pull pretty good shots.

Culture Espresso is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

4. Culture Espresso

8.9
72 W 38th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Garment District · 530 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Just off 6th Ave, the stools in the full-front window provide a view of Garment District workers and tourists, while you enjoy a well-crafted espresso or pourover along w/ a Scratchbread scone.

LARK is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

5. LARK

7.7
1007 Church Ave (btwn Stratford Rd. & E 10th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Flatbush · 54 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Although there's not much world going by on Church Ave in this section of Kensington, the huge floor to ceiling windows make for prime viewing of what little there is. Good Stumptown coffee. Read more.

O Cafe is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

6. O Cafe

8.1
482 Avenue of the Americas (at W 12th St), New York, NY
Café · Greenwich Village · 132 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: The lowered floor & huge corner window make the outside world appear to be a fishbowl - great view. Come here for the Brazilian sweet treats or cheese bread - the coffee doesn't cut the mustard

Rex is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

7. Rex

8.5
864 10th Ave (btwn W 56th & W 57th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Hell's Kitchen · 117 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Most of what goes by this shop is heavy truck traffic heading uptown, but there are people too. Rex is above street level and with a full glass front you can't help but gaze out. Coffee & wifi. Read more.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

8. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

8.8
18 W 29th St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoMad · 680 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: While there isn't much foot traffic on this stretch of W 29th St, if you're around at certain times, the entire opposite sidewalk will fill up with people from shops across the way praying to Allah.

Sweetleaf is one of NYC: Best Cafes to Watch the World Go By.

9. Sweetleaf

8.7
10-93 Jackson Ave (at 11th St), Queens, NY
Coffee Shop · Hunters Point · 201 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: There are only 3 window seats, but the window counter juts onto the sidewalk, providing a view of 3 intersecting thoroughfares and the Pulaski Bridge. Wifi, quality coffee & in-house baked goods. Read more.