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uniquenewyork's avatar

Where's the best place to write in Brooklyn?

Asked by uniquenewyork (295points) July 16th, 2009

I’m looking for a cafe where I can order a coffee, take over a table, and be left alone. Coffee needs to be good, but the place shouldn’t be too crowded.

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aprilsimnel's avatar

Where are you in Brooklyn? This might be your best resource for that info.

eponymoushipster's avatar

There’s literally hundreds (if not thousands) of cafes in Brooklyn. What neighborhood?

uniquenewyork's avatar

Thanks, I’ll check Yelp. I’m on the LES, so I want to find a place off the F or off the L in W’berg.

Deepness's avatar

Somewhere along Montague street or in one of the cozy holes along Smith Street might be a great place.

aprilsimnel's avatar

5th, 6th and 7th Avenues in Park Slope are positively lousy with cafes.

If you do find yourself in Brooklyn Heights, Connecticut Muffin on Montague Street is better than Starbucks for getting your cup o’ joe and being left alone, especially on the second floor.

Deepness's avatar

@aprilsimnel I live near Connecticut Muffin.

Lupin's avatar

”...where I can order a coffee, take over a table, and be left alone.”
Please be considerate of the owner. Tying up a table costs the proprietor money. There are other customers waiting to spend $10–15 per hour, and they will sit 4 to a table.
Your $4 at a full table for more than an hour is not a good business model.

elocin's avatar

If you take the B from Grand and don’t mind a short walk on the other end, get off at 7th Ave. and go to Cheryl’s Global Soul ( You can also transfer at Atlantic to the ⅔ and get off at Eastern Parkway which is practically around the corner. Good food, good coffee, lovely people, and a great place to camp out on weekdays. They also have a garden when the weather is good.

Clowwn's avatar

@Lupin: I didn’t realize people patronized businesses out of consideration for owners. Until there’s an explicit table money/time minimum, I would suggest people reserve their self-righteous criticism of paying customers to their personal blogs.

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