Most days of the week I work in Tribeca, NYC. My first choice for a good latte and lunch is Gotan on 130 Franklin Street. This location attracted me with its industrial chic and cozy atmosphere. They have the best coffee in town I think. It’s one of those rare places I like to go and write without feeling rushed to leave. In addition to their amazing signature drinks like refreshing espresso spritz or mint lemonade, they know how to make tasty sauces that make all the difference in platter dishes and sandwiches. Once or twice a week I like to eat two of my favorite dishes here, Gotan Breakfast or herb omelette sandwich. They source their breads from a local bakery nearby, and they use the freshest ingredients always.
The well-thought out Gotan cafes (they have multiple locations in NYC and my favorite one in Tribeca) include plenty of charger stations on the community tables as well as sockets to charge your electronic devices. Their choice of music and the volume feels pleasant and not loud which is great if you are having a conversation with someone, or when you are writing and need to focus. It is pretty busy during lunch hours with a diverse crowd filling this space. Between 3:30 – 6 pm seems slower and more tables available to sit.