Guys, I have a not-so-secret confession to make. I seriously love really cute cafés.

I love sitting in pastry-populated rooms with music playing, pink accents popping and other latte lovers parked on laptops rattling away at whatever they’re working on.

It’s like therapy. It IS therapy, for me! ;}


Artistic giraffe sculptures and adorably wrapped pastries? Take my money!

I found myself opening up Google Maps the other day and trying to run a search for “cute cafés” in Brooklyn. The results made me realize that search algorithms don’t really favor those with “cute” in their prerequisites for choosing a destination.

So, I decided to spend some time this spring and summer chronicling the cutest cafés in NYC as I find ’em.

I’m kicking it off with MacarOn Café in Tribeca…


The Café: MacarOn Café

The deets: 303 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013. Monday-Saturday 9am—7pm, Sunday 10am—7pm.

The perks: To kick off this series, I had to start with the cutest pastry of all—the macaroon! This little spot is part of a chain of Parisian cafés. It has sleek, retro decor and a cute & casual vibe. It’s across from the park so pretty much any table comes with a view.

When I went, the snow was falling in huge chunks of white fluffiness and I was pretty much enamored. The WiFi is fast and the coffee is strong.

Go during the morning on weekdays and you’ll have the place to yourself.


Fast WiFi? Check!


Retro-chic lighting is a major theme.


These cute notes were left over from Valentine’s Day.


A peek at the menu…


Love this interior!


If you know of a cute café you want to see reviewed on Hey Mishka, drop a comment below or shoot me an email!




Written by Mishka
Michelle Christina (a.k.a. Mishka) founded in 2008 while studying fashion design at FIT. She has since documented her love of DIY, thrifting, and joy-infused living here. Fueled by strong coffee and faerie lights, she also trains freelance writers at Freelance Writing Cafe, vlogs at Hey Mishka TV and writes digital marketing copy for some of the world's biggest brands.