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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

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.


La Bonbonniere, West Village, Manhattan

La Bonbonniere is a little restaurant in the West Village. They've been around for quite a few years. Just have a look at their fading sign. It is inexpensive and the atmosphere is casual. The food is standard diner style food and yummy too. A number of famous people have eaten here including Molly Shannon, James Gandolfini, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman to name a few. But you don't need to be rich or famous to eat here. They have a few tables on the sidewalk during good weather. It is a cash only restaurant and they don't have a website.

La Bonbonniere, 28 Eighth Avenue near 12th Street.

La Bonbonniere