Buvette is for the bougie black Francophile. More people of the diaspora dine here than you’d think. It’s cozy, provides a quality Franco-American dining experience, and won’t break the bank. And the waitstaff is just as lovely as the interior. Set in West Village, it’s brick wall and dainty bistro chairs give Buvette a charming Parisian cafe and bar identity. The restaurant’s mantra “open from sunlight to candlelight,” speaks to its versatility in catering to both the espresso and glass of red wine crowd. Known for their sweet brunch options as well as more savory dishes such as the croque monsieur.