Whether you're a tourist, student, or native of the city, I think we can all agree that the often cute and modern cafes spanning blocks upon blocks are overall blessings to NYC's population. Some are more well known, but some have only recently opened up and definitely deserve more praise. Cue me.

Claire Wang

Blank Slate Tea

121 Madison Ave #3, New York, NY 10016

Claire Wang

The first thing I thought walking into Blank Slate Tea was how girly the atmosphere was. I've never seen so much pink in the city. If that is your thing, then I would highly recommend, since they offer teas and small meals that are equally tasty and Instagrammable. 

Personal Favorite: The Pink Hummus Toast

Good Thanks NYC

131 Orchard St. New York, NY. 10002

Claire Wang

It looks like a typical Aussie cafe from the outside, but Good Thanks is actually super quirky. From kimchi scrambled eggs to green fritters, they serve some pretty wacky yet tasty and healthy dishes. And here's a plus: half of the items are either gluten free or dairy free, or both!

Personal Favorite: The Blue Bowl

Blue Stripes Cacao Shop

28 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Claire Wang

Only a few blocks NYU's campus and right around the corner from Parsons, Blue Stripes is the perfect place for a student with a sweet tooth to study. Some people would call it the closest thing to a real life Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory

Personal Favorite: The Wild Chocolate

Charley St.

41 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

Claire Wang

Located on the brink of Chinatown, Charley St. stands out in that it is an Aussie cafe that focuses mainly on creating healthy and creamy bowls for their happy customers. This concept makes the cafe feel more like a hybrid of a fast casual and sit-down restaurant. 

Personal Favorite: The Tahini Time Bowl

Avocado Appétit Cafe

114 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

Claire Wang

It's kind of an unwritten rule for a cafe to sell avocado toast, and Avocado Appétit takes that to a whole other level. They have six different types of avocado toasts on their menu, not to mention avocado fries. If that isn't enough to satisfy an avocado fanatic, I don't know what is.

Personal Favorite: The Sunny Caprése Toast