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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.


Neil's Coffee Shop, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Neil's Coffee Shop is an old school New York City diner. You'll see mostly locals dining here and photos of many famous people who have eaten here as regular. It's a cozy place and a real throwback to a different era. I'm not often in the area but I finally ate there again. I'm never disappointed when I eat here. Breakfast and burgers are great. I've been meaning to try some of their Greek dishes as well. Neil's has been around for about 50 years now! That's a true test of time in this city! Neil's Coffee Shop is a definite must! Oh, they don't have a website!

Neil's Coffee Shop, 961 Lexington Ave at 70th Street

Neil's Coffee Shop