It’s no secret that New York City boasts one of the most robust coffee scenes in the world, and there isn’t a neighborhood that showcases the city’s love for caffeine better than Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Here’s where to grab a cup in the artsy Brooklyn enclave.
Whether or not you’re not a fan of HBO’s “GIRLS” (which shot many scenes here) you’ll no doubt enjoy the airy, welcoming vibe and hipster crowd at Toby’s Estate. Tasty coffee and tasteful decor will make it hard to leave this neighborhood favorite.
Toby’s Estate Coffee. 125 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 586-0063
Brooklyn is known for its artisan coffee shops, and Sweatshop is the standard. Minimally designed with white brick walls, intricate succulents and local art, this Aussie-run joint is the perfect place to grab some avocado toast and a flat white to start your day.
Sweatshop. 232 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY. (917) 960-7232
Good coffee is a must to start a day in NYC, but add a freshly baked pastry into the equation and you’re really on the right track. Besides brewing espresso-based drinks like cortados and cappuccinos, Bakeri offers an assortment of baked goods like hazelnut chocolate rosemary cookies, peach scones and apple cider flowers.
Bakeri. 150 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 388-8037
Pine wood detailing lines the walls, tables and ceilings of this cozy Graham Avenue stronghold. Traditional espresso drinks and pour-over options like Chemex and Aero-Press make up the coffee menu, while a host of baked items (like “Dank” vegan chocolate chip banana bread) are also offered.
Charter Coffeehouse. 309 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 721-3735