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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. #refinery29

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NYC's Most Interesting Hidden Landmarks #refinery29 Café Reggio, Home Of America’s First Cappuccino In 1927, this café became the first restaurant in the U.S. to serve a cappuccino. Since then, it’s been featured in films such as The Godfather II, Serpico, and Inside Llewyn Davis. It’s also where JFK gave a sidewalk speech before his presidency.