2. The Marlton Espresso Bar, West Village

A fireplace makes this cozy coffee shop, The Marlton Hotel Espresso bar, even more inviting
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Whether you’re in need of a morning coffee or an after-work drink, the Marlton Espresso Bar (Margaux) offers a warm refuge for you to camp out in. It’s housed inside West Village’s boutique Marlton Hotel, where it essentially serves as the lobby. As for the interior, the space is covered with wood-paneled walls, and features velvet couches, book shelves and heavy tables.

The highlight, however, is the fireplace that’s not only decorative but also functional. Yelper Dan-Ah K. writes that there’s a separate dining room in the back, but you can certainly order a meal and enjoy it in the cafe area. Address: 5 W 8th St.