Local search results on a Google map is now available worldwide, and will appear even when you don't type in a location. When you search, Google will match your IP address to a broad geographical location and show results near you. You can also specify your likely location using the "Change location" link on the top right corner, above the map. You can also search for specific stores or street addresses near you, like [cornelia st cafe] in New York, for example.
Source:→ Google Blog