26 Bond Street bet. Bowery and Lafayette Streets
The Smile is a hipster's haven on Bond Street. Seriously. Upon entering, you'll immediately notice that everyone inside is stylishly disheveled. If you wear skinny jeans, a drapey t-shirt, an oversized cardigan, and a pair of ankle boots, you'll fit right in. (But don't forget the bedhead!) This rustic cafe-slash-restaurant is quaint and cozy, which is great for those late afternoons where you want to catch up with a friend over a pot of Mariages Freres' beautifully perfumed Marco Polo tea. Breakfast here is really nice, too. You've gotta try their steel-cut oatmeal cooked in coconut milk. It's lush and filling, and nice and warm in the tummy. There's a wooden bench outside—NoHo's version of Balthazar's bench, if you will. It's a great perch for people-watching, though, here, it's more quality versus quantity.