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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.


Caffè Roma, Little Italy, Manhattan

Once upon a time it was near impossible to get coffee in NYC worth talking about. There were a few Italian cafes that I would go to. Caffé Roma is one of them and amazingly it's still in business! It's an Italian pastry shop that's family-owned since 1891!!! So Italian coffee isn't the same as the third wave coffee now and we do have quite a few cafes in NYC. But this place has old school charm. You might even imagine than you're in Italy. It is one of the few authentic businesses in Little Italy that are still around! Definitely worth it. Oh the cannolis and the Italian cheesecake is really yummy.

Caffé Roma, 176 Mulberry Street

Caffé Roma