To owners Amy and Kevin Miceli, this cafe already feels like home; almost all the furnishings came directly from their tiny Jane Street apartment. After one bite of their crunchy panini (the most popular is made with fresh mozzarella and chopped artichokes), you’ll want to move in, too. The saucer-size cookies and dainty, fruit-filled pastries are all whipped up by Amy.
|Venue name:||Ciao for Now||Contact:|
523 E 12th St
|Cross street:||between Aves A and B|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–7pm; Sat 9am–~6pm; Sun 9am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq.|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $6. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
5 / 5
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If this place doesn't feel like a neighborhood joint, I don't know what does. From the absolutely refreshing lemon-honey-ginger iced tea (try to sip it slowly rather than sucking it down—not easy) to the often-still-warm apple-oat scones to the super tasty veggie frittatas, the house-made treats in this café are outstanding. Everything uses fresh ingredients and is served by a warm staff. Come for the coffee and breakfast, which is quite family-friendly, and return for an afternoon snack, with sandwiches, salads and daily specials that are both healthy and delicious.