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"If you need to rest your feet or warm up, try stopping for tea or a cappuccino at La Lanterna (129 MacDougal Street between 3rd and 4th Streets; (212) 529-5945), the most romantic of the famous Italian cafes that line MacDougal Street. La Lanterna is just a little bit off the "beaten path" (about a five-minute walk from Bleecker Street), but is is worth seeking it out. On cold winter days, a fire blazes in the dimly lit room, and something about the cozy atmosphere makes everyone speak in low tones. It's a perfect place to cuddle." --"Romantic Days and Nights in New York City," by Pamela Thomas

People Sitting at Small Cafe Tables