Brooklyn, you’ve got charm. It’s a different kind of charm. The kind of charm where the little old lady next to you gets a corn muffin and coffee and slides two dollars across the table and tips with coins. The kind of charm where you can cozy up all day inside a coffee shop. The kind of charm that makes you feel like you’re at home.
Below are a few spots that I’ve frequented since moving to Greenpoint at the end of August. The neighborhood is rapidly changing and new shops and cafes are popping up left and right.
Champion Coffee – My favorite spot to grab a coffee, a beurre and jam baguette and people watch. Also the only place I’ve ever redeemed a punch card.
Maman – You’ve heard me talk about this place before. Go here to escape and pretend you’re in the south of France. The decor, deconstructed avocado toast and french tunes make this a top spot for me. When I heard they were opening in Greenpoint, it was a big factor in my decision to move. I knew if Maman thought things were happening in GP, they were on to something big.
Bakeri – If you’ve seen the movie or musical Waitress, Bakeri is pretty much the reality of it. Hard working women dressed in overalls dusted in flour create wonderful buttery pastries and coffee for their patrons.
Peter Pan Donut – A no frills diner inspired donut shop that serves up the best fried dough you’ve had in your life. You can usually order a few donuts, coffee and a bagel sandwich (I’ve had experience) and expect the tab to be under $10.
Glasserie – Situated in an industry chic space, Glasserie serves up innovative dishes that put Greenpoint on the map as a foodie destination.
Milk & Roses – Favorite place to grab a cocktail. Think candlelit room, bookshelf lined walls, and a pianist playing your favorite tunes.
Hail Mary – 70’s inspired diner playing Biggie. Get their punch and be prepared for a fun night.
Five Leaves – You’ll know why there is a line for brunch. Wait it out. It’s worth it. Fluffy pancakes layered between bananas and strawberries, crispy thick-cut bacon, delicious coffee, great people watching, ….the list goes on. A Greenpoint staple.
Those are my spots. Any other Greenpoint recommendations? Still on the hunt for the best place to get a cheese board and wine….at the moment my cozy apartment is the top contender.