Downtown professionals and shoppers head to this Maiden Lane eatery for the versatile menu and outdoor dining.. In Short In the morning, patrons stop by this casual cafe for quick espresso or to linger over omelets and fresh fruit smoothies. Lunchtime brings a devoted crowd from offices and nearby Union Square. At wooden tables inside or seating in the pedestrian-only alley outside, locals and tourists munch on sandwiches, salads and burgers, as well as Mediterranean dishes like seafood paella and Italian staples like fettuccine alfredo. Daily chef's specials mean there's always something new to try.