CAFÉ ANNE is a weekly newsletter with a focus on New York City that takes a fresh look at the everyday, delights in the absurd and profiles unusual folks who do things their way.

It is created and written by Brooklyn journalist Anne Kadet, former NYC business and trends columnist for the Wall Street Journal and NYC startups columnist for Crains’ New York Business.


What Others Are Saying…

“A former Wall Street Journal columnist traipses around NYC interviewing random senior citizens and investigating weird trash piles ... what's not to love?”

—Mason Curry, author, “Daily Rituals” and Subtle Maneuvers

“An exceedingly charming collection of NYC-based ruminations and observations.”

—Eric Hoel, author, “The Revelations,” “The World Behind the World” and The Intrinsic Perspective

“Anne takes you on a tour of the hidden, funny, quirky, human sides of the Big Apple every week.”

—Amran Gowani, Field Research

Popular stories:

I Played NYC Adventure Roulette and I Won!

I Wear the Same Thing Every Day and I Love It!

I Asked 100 New Yorkers for a Dollar’s Worth of Wisdom

My Most Bonkers Story Ever!

A NYC Donut Mystery!

Life Advice From NYC Chess Hustlers

A Home For Retired Playground Animals!

The Bagel Shop Next to the Bagel Shop!

Meet NYC’s Happiest Supermarket Cashier!

Meet NYC’s Most Bonkers Walkers

Regular features include:

Weird Trash Heap

An analysis of a strange sidewalk trash pile based on photos submitted by readers.

Eric Adams Watch

Regular updates on the weird doing of the most idiosyncratic mayor in NYC history.

Senior Citizen Roulette

In which random senior citizens found on NYC streets answer random questions submitted by readers.

Pigeon of the Month

Q&A-style interviews with the city’s most compelling and opinionated birds.


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Anne is the creator of CAFÉ ANNE, a weekly newsletter devoted to all things innovative and delightful, with a NYC focus. She was previously the NYC business and trends columnist for the Wall Street Journal.