While we are sometimes known to grab a quick cup from a chain spot near the office during the week, there’s nothing quite like spending a Saturday afternoon reading a good book in a neighborhood coffee shop, and there seems to always be a new one popping up around Brooklyn. Whether they’re roasting their own coffee beans, serving drip coffee brewed by the cup, or just have a great selection of croissants, we’ve sought out some of the best coffee spots the borough has to offer – from Williamsburg to Cobble Hill.
Spina: Part flower shop, part coffee shop, Spina, which means thorn in Italian, opened up early this summer and serves up Oakland, California’s Blue Bottle Coffee.
Cafe Pedlar: An artisanal coffee shop in Cobble Hill, Cafe Pedlar is owned by the two Franks behind Frankie’s Spuntino and Prime Meats and serves up a variety of delicious baked goods.
Hungry Ghost: A tip from our PR girl, Arlena, Hungry Ghost is an adorable spot in Prospect Heights that’s the perfect spot to grab a cup and an afternoon snack with a friend.
Toby’s Estate: The founder of this Williamsburg roastery spent years traveling through Brazil and Guatemala learning about coffee roasting, brewing and trade, bringing his education back to Sydney, Australia before expanding to the US with this Brooklyn location.