Dough — 75 decibels

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

We found ourselves on 19th Street because we had hoped to stop by Idlewild Books.  But when we approached Idlewild’s (former) location, we saw a sign saying that they had moved to the village.  Disappointed, we continued a few steps, saw Dough, and decided to drown our sorrow in a freshly made doughnut.

As you enter Dough, you will see a display counter loaded with every donut permutation you could wish for.  Give yourself time to check out all of the options.


Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Dough provides a fair amount of seating for those who wish to eat their donuts in situ.  There is one long communal table with ten chairs in the middle of the space; a few stools are available at the front window.  Dough was comfortable but louder than it should during our visit because it was hijacked by someone who decided to use it as her office.  She sat at the communal table and proceeded to have a loud conversation with a client.  It was clear that Dough wasn’t a typical remote worker haunt, so this behavior is probably aberrational and the space is likely fairly pleasant most of the time.

And the reason for stopping by Dough are the doughnuts, of course.  Well, Dough succeeds here–the doughnuts are lovely, and the coffee is nice, too.  The space is a bit live, which is why one loud patron was able to raise the decibel level three or more points on her own, but we were comfortable enough during our visit.  If you are in the Union Square area, Dough is worth a visit.


Monday through Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Street (betw. 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, NY 1011


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