This cozy coffee shop is the perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of Union Square. Serving quality coffee, as well as a variety of snacks, wine and beer, it's far less crowded than most cafes in the vicinity. You can buy whole bean coffee or brewed-to-order beverages from the traditional espresso menu – both hot and iced drinks are available. The food menu includes a great selection of fresh pastries, breakfast and lunch options – Irving Farm specialties, like the 'health sandwich', are particularly good. 71 Irving Place isn't very large, but the cafe feels airy and spacious. Join the mostly local clientele around one of the communal tables or opt for a more private spot inside or outdoors. Wherever you sit, you'll find it hard not to admire the glass display counters and wooden serving bar.