The Coffee Shop in the Swedish Seaman's Church
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Address: 5 East 48th St.
You don't have to love God to love good coffee and fresh made cinnamon buns. This church is a pretty amazing date spot—they serve tasty Swedish sandwiches (some, like fish and egg on brown bread, may be only for more adventurous eaters), and the buns are made fresh daily, and they cost just $2. Nothing shows you have unique knowledge of the city like ducking down a midtown side street to find refuge in a beautiful church that servers delicious snacks and coffee. Go to the back to order your grub, then enjoy it in the spacious and comfortable library. Staying for the service is optional. -Noah Johnson