Whynot Coffee

Restaurants, Coffee shops Lower East Side
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At this sibling of the artsy West Village café-bar, find the same selection of Blue Bottle coffees and Mille-Feuille pastries (pistachio financiers, cheese brioche). The 2,000-square-foot space showcases a rotation of local art, including the celeb-focused works of painter Jeremy Penn.

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Venue name: Whynot Coffee
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Address: 175 Orchard St
New York
10002
Cross street: between E Houston and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–9pm; Sat, Sun 8am–9pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average coffee: $3. AmEx, MC, V
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Meredith R
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Whynot punches above it's weight with its food selection. The avocado toast pictured below was that delicious blend of crispy and crunchy, creamy and fresh to make me completely forget that I was stuck inside working on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Not really, but it did its best. 


As a coffee shop, Whynot has a lot going for it—abundant seating, strong wifi, ample outlets, pleasant background music, etc. All in all, it's a soothing work environment with minimal distractions and is a surprisingly big space for the area. 


The only downside is the truly strange bathroom, and even that might be an upside. Added to the character of the place.