There’s nothing better than a beautiful little lunch with wine. Last week I found myself at Caffe Falai, a chic little Soho spot whose Italian food is as clean and delicious as the attractive white space in which it stands. The bakery (you would be remiss not to try their sweets) serves coffee and pastries to go (try the bombolinis), but it’s a real treat to sit down and eat, and the great thing is they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. If the weather is good, you can try to score one of the little tables in front, overlooking Lafayette. I like the food because it’s simple, the portions are normal so you don’t feel overstuffed (particularly nice after veal meatballs), and the flavors are pure.
Falai: 265 Lafayette in Soho. Learn more about the LES restaurant, Panetteria and Caffe on their website.