Abraço, Portuguese for hug, is a truly unique coffee bar. Opened only last year, this East Village spot is tiny and cozy. It’s hard to image that they have a kitchen behind the coffee counter in a space so small it barely fits its barista and chef. But daily lunch specials, and interesting baked goods like olive oil pound cake, in addition to the coffee (named Best Cup of Coffee 2008 by New York Magazine), definitely entice you to eat in, standing, with little room to move while chatting with the barista. But Abraço, like a hug, makes you feel special. It’s a quirky and very warm place.