I've walked by here like a gazillion times when I'm in the Union Square area. This restaurant is very special and has a unique niche because it's located on the corner of the Union Square park area. The subway trains are 4/5/6/N/Q/R/L, it is very easy to get here from almost anywhere in the city. They're a casual coffee shop hang out place during the day, then they serve drinks at the bar at night, the best of both worlds. There are people hanging out here both day and night. They also have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the nice weather. I had an appointment at 8:00am, so I stopped in here for coffee and french toast, nothing special, but decent, good quality food and service.