Cafe Reggio This picturesque cafe hideout exudes romance with its antique decor and storied past. This is, after all, where Kerouac used to hang. Perfect for a coffee date—and a history lesson. 119 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd Street and Minetta Lane); 212-475-9557. Photo via Flickr.
A Group at Cafe Reggio in the 1960s. Note the age of the patrons. Coffee Houses in Greenwich Village and San Francisco's North Beach tended to attract an older crowd than the ones seen in the folk music coffeehouses in Los Angeles.