By: Linda Kim || Contributing Editor

I have always dreamed of living in New York – a place with what seems like endless possibilities. I love how busy it is, and how your day can be filled with non-stop meetings, hopping from one cab to another. But there are also those quaint gems where you can sit, take a moment, and enjoy a latte by yourself. Below are just five of my favorite places that require a visit each time I’m there.


Happy Bones // Little Italy

A cozy, minimalistic coffee shop with delicious lattes and cookies. The perfect place to grab coffee or to spend an afternoon catching up with friends.

egg shop

Egg Shop // Little Italy

If it isn’t obvious, this place is for all the egg lovers out there.  You can choose between a variety of sandwiches & bowls- my personal favorite is the Spandex 11- poached egg, miso quinoa, avocado, pickled carrot & farm greens- so flavorful and delightful, you’ll want to go back again soon.

The Line NYC

The Line NYC // Soho

I first saw this place on several blogs and wondered what it was- was it someone’s magical apartment?  Was it a hotel I could afford?   I finally had the opportunity to visit this dreamy space that has the most perfect light shining through- it’s a must see showroom adorned with the perfect clothes, furniture, prints & more.  You’ll want to pack your packs and move right in.  Who wants to join me?


Bakeri // Williamsburg

A hidden gem with delicious pastries and the most adorable patio with luscious greenery- my favorite time to go is in the late afternoon when you’re alone in what feels like a secret garden.  Bring a book and enjoy some quiet time.

Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar // Midtown West

I first saw photos of this ice cream years ago and needed to know immediately what it was-  it’s now a must have every time I visit NY-  cereal milk soft serve covered with corn flakes.  It’s so delectable, you’ll want another one right after you finish.

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all photos can be found on Linda’s insanely gorgeous Instagram page: @itslindak

Thanks Linda!!