PLAN DATE: SUN / JUNE 30
Just as matcha won a place in our hearts as a caffeine vehicle, Cha Cha Matcha has won it’s standing as a hip café. Drag your lover there early and let the pink and green tropical decor cheer you out of a morning funk. Along with the classic matcha latte option, there are also drinks using ginger and turmeric or lavender flavoring. They have frozen yogurt, but if you need a steadier option this early there’s also a variety of pastries, each as adorably decorated as the café.
After breakfast, head over to 5th ave to be a part of the NYC Pride Parade. The parade is an iconic Pride event, and since this year is World Pride it’s guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever. Grab a spot among the barriers nice and early so you can watch the endless stream of floats and marchers, both frivolously fun and political in nature. The parade lasts a few hours so spend as much or as little time watching depending on how many corporate freebies you want to get thrown at you.
Cha Cha Matcha
1158 Broadway, Manhattan
idk tip: They have vegan baked goods for your or your animal-loving partner.
NYC Pride Parade
26th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Follow the parade route down to Union Squre for the Pride fair!