Oct 27, Thirsty for caffeine? Check out our guide to the best coffee shops and cafés in the East Village. These places must be on your radar!. Jul 10, Douglas Elliman: A chill and quiet spot, perfect for studying and reading. Although the décor and menu are minimalistic, their coffee is brewed. There are few neighborhoods more pleasant for a coffee wander than those on the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan. There must be something in .