7. Physical GraffiTea

Physical GraffiTea is surprisingly quiet and unassuming for such a historically renowned location— the café is located in the infamous “Physical Graffiti” building of Led Zeppelin’s sixth studio album. The tea room is slightly below ground level, which elicits a quiet-getaway atmosphere. Jazz music hums in the background of this East Village shop and the decor is always music-themed. Grab a cup of organic and fair trade tea while you sit back against GraffiTea’s exposed brick wall, or beneath their mural of a beautiful tree crawling up onto the ceiling.