Cafe Panino Mucho Giusto- Greenwich Village, NYC

Salmon Special $10 
Toasted onion bagel with cream cheese, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Tomato, Capers & Onion. 

I was on my way to Washington Square when I found this cafe in amongst the leafy avenues of Greenwich Village. Benches outside, a few plants, people sipping lemonade under the shade of the swaying red awning. Originally I had walked past but returned thinking this would be a great place to start my ‘bagel research’.

The minute I walked through the door I could tell there was a friendly atmosphere & a personality to this setup. I was greeted warmly by the man behind the counter and throughout my stay he addressed people by name-a real locals place. It had a comfortable lounge like feel; cushions spread around, worn wicker chairs and handwritten menu boards hanging above the coffee machine. All the bright window seats were taken so I sat in the back by the kitchen’s constantly swinging doors, some might find this irritating but I think it added to the bustle of the mornings service. 

As for the main event- the bagel, It was filling that’s for sure! I ended up taking half of it away with me to eat later on. The actual bagel was slightly burnt but not enough for me to get the server’s attention, a little too much cream cheese but very generous on the salmon. I got there too late to enjoy my standard ‘everything’ bagel but onion was a nice change.

I would recommend this place for the vibe, the friendly staff members and would return to try other things on the mainly Italian menu.


553 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

http://www.cafepaninomuchogusto.com/