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 Larsen (a.k.a. Mishka) founded in 2008, and has since documented her love of DIY, vintage, and creative living here. She curates and sells vintage fashion at Hey Mishka Vintage and runs the annual Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market in Brooklyn each holiday season. When she's not blogging, hunting for vintage, or doing DIY projects, Michelle Christina writes marketing copy for fashion brands and helps freelance writers grow their careers at Day Job Optional.