3. Birch Coffee, Flatiron

Although there are several Birch Coffee locations in Manhattan and Long Island City, its Flatiron outpost is particularly cozy. It seats about 30 people and is home to a little book nook that’s separated from the rest of the cafe.
There, you can find tall bookshelves lined with quirky volumes, rich mahogany furniture, brick walls and a beautiful chandelier. If you’re in the mood to socialize, the coffee shop also offers conversation cards that you can place on your table to help initiate conversation with other friendly patrons. Address: 21 E 27th St.