It’s a very chill atmosphere – the kind where you can comfortably strike up a conversation with your bartender and not really feel like you’re on a date. Bonus - their backyard is totally revamped with ample seating.
This slim sliver of a coffee/bar opens up to a beautiful backyard oasis. It’s kind of a mixed crowd, depending on the night, but trust that you won’t need to shout at your date just to have a conversation.
Even if your date is not the most interesting thing, be comforted at the fact you’ve got the rest of New York to amuse you. Bonus - It’s mostly a “manhattan-ish” crowd. Hence, the incognito factor is definitely strong.
Little intimate tables as well as ambient lighting provide for a nice quiet date spot. Bonus - Tuesdays are Ladies’ night (meaning, wine is half off). There’s nothing classier than getting drunk on wine on the first date.
You’ll get major points if you’re a literary nerd. Great for conversations because it’s very cozy, and I mean, cozy. Bonus - Happy Hour is til 8 (whaaat?!). Oh, and they do BYOBBQ and sidewalk cornhole competitions.