I started off the day at Ninth Street Espresso in the East Village - I'm pretty sure this is where I would live if I moved to New York. Such a cute neighborhood, and maybe a bit reminiscent of San Francisco? This shop was great - fantastic coffee, cute atmosphere, and not many tourists, as far as I could tell.
I ventured out into the rain for lunch at S'Mac, recommended by Alex. I got Parisienne mac - brie, mushrooms, figs, and rosemary. Delicious, but even the smallest size was overwhelming. So rich.