Caffe Reggio, New York

Caffe Reggio, New York

With a claim to being the cafe that introduced America to the cappuccino (the original 1902 La Pavoni "Ideale" coffee machine – still looking brand new – is in a corner to prove it!), this spot has lots of old-world charm and a serene/relaxed atmosphere with classical music piped at just the right volume. Add in the huge Italian Renaissance paintings, solid-wood benches, antique clocks, and dim lighting, and you've got the perfect setting for a more intimate afternoon.

Order a cappuccino or a pot of tea and indulge in Italian desserts such as the chocolate cannoli or the pecan pie. The tables are mostly a bit too small for dining unless you are lucky to take the few large ones they have. It's definitely a good place to work, chat with a friend or read a good book, however – and not super pricey.

Tip:
Sit near the window in the evening or get a sidewalk table and 'people-watch' at night!

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Sight Name: Caffe Reggio
Sight Location: New York, USA (See walking tours in New York)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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