In the heart of Little Italy, Caffè San Simeon really feels like a trip to la dolce vita. This spot is filled with regulars chatting away in Italian, and has quickly become one of the city's best places to get an espresso, latte, cappuccino, or the signature smooth Malibu—a lukewarm drink shorter than a cappuccino but longer than a macchiato and made by combining a short shot of espresso with frothed milk. Visit a few times and you won't even have to order, the
experienced baristas will prepare your drink when they see you walk in. It's open from 6 am to midnight (or later) every day of the week. There are a few pastries available if you are peckish but the main reason to seek out this Little Italy caffè is their excellent brew.