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Discover New York City

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city. In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like. I have eaten in restaurants and had coffee in cafes that I had thought that I would write about.


Café Maman, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Café Maman is a real find! I've only been to their Greenpoint cafe. I wasn't aware that they also have locations in Manhattan, Paris and Toronto! That said, they only have 7 locations and they are still indie. The Croque Maman is fabulous and the lattes and cookies are as well. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very nice as well. I typically stop by here when I'm in Greenpoint and I try to try something else on their menu. A definite must and I'll be checking out their other locations now that I know they exist.

Café Maman, 80 Kent Street near Franklin Street

Café Maman