Because our favorite coffee shops don't just serve coffee...The Elk is an adorable nook in the West Village with Instagram-worthy cappuccinos along with the almond milk you can't live without. Founded by Claire Chan, previously a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman, it has only been open a year but is already a hot spot for celeb regulars Karlie Kloss, Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin. The Elk serves fresh, in-season and healthy plates for breakfast and lunch; get your coffee to go, sit at the laptop bar, or enjoy the laptop-free tables, designed with conversation in mind.

[Photo via @theelknyc]

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