A Guide to the West Village, Part 3

Why Not Coffee and Wine window sign

Happy Friday! We've all had a long week, so I'm going to tell you where to go today for your extra-long coffee break! But I'm warning you, although it can get a little crowded at Whynot Coffee & Wine, if you can grab a seat you'll be tempted to stay there for hours. Their laid-back vibe and free wi-fi pretty much ensures that it's packed all day with locals on laptops and others enjoying quiet conversation. The café has a European feel, with vintage furnishings, French music playing on an old Victrola and paintings of French icons on the wall. There's plenty of lovely natural light, with a wall of windows that opens onto the street. Oh, and of course, they brew Blue Bottle coffee (I hear it's a thing) and serve pastries and wine.

Patricia Kim at Whynot Coffee
Patricia Kim at Whynot Coffee
Patricia Kim at Whynot Coffee

I have to say, I quite enjoyed my latte as well as their outdoor bench seating, which wraps around the building and is great for people watching.

I'm kind of obsessed with their gorgeous mugs. Next time I'll be peering underneath to find out where I can get some of my own (yes, I'm that girl)!   We'll wrap up this week with a seriously artisanal shop just bursting with beauty... can you guess where we're going next? 

I'm kind of obsessed with their gorgeous mugs. Next time I'll be peering underneath to find out where I can get some of my own (yes, I'm that girl)!

 

We'll wrap up this week with a seriously artisanal shop just bursting with beauty... can you guess where we're going next? 

Photographs by Charlie-Juliet

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