6. Ground Support, 399 W. Broadway
This café can get really crowded, but the atmosphere is relaxed nonetheless. Take a seat at the bar and watch the speedy baristas serve up your order, or choose one of the wooden tables and benches–reminiscent of picnic tables–on which to sit. When it’s sunny, the doors open out onto a little courtyard where you can hide from the business of Soho. Ground Support brews Intelligentsia Coffee and serves delicious sandwiches for a quick lunch.