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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Reimagined classics served all-day in a neighborhood hangout
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“Best cobb salad around. I go here at least once a week. Busy but good brunch. Great coffee. An all day hangout spot with great food. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bakery
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“My favorite bakery - hands down. The bread is some of the best I have ever had - and I am a baker so I am pretty picky. The croissants and coffee are not to be missed!”
  • 60 locals recommend
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“BRC’s riverside roasting house has all the ingredients of a refreshing day away from the office: natural light, various seating options, and the invigorating aroma of freshly roasted beans. The company went all out to make its headquarters a welcoming work space for individuals and groups, replete with reclaimed furnishings that look like the successful execution of your Pinterest DIY fails. Not feeling a latte? BRC also houses a Matchaful pop-up cafe with slightly less-caffeinated brain fuel.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Favorite, favorite, favorite ice cream place on Earth! Earl Grey ice cream is a must try”
  • 36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It is a really popular coffee place with outside benches and on your way to the subway of you take the F train. Or simply on your way of you want to visit around as it is a the cross of smith street, the main street (with court street).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“You cannot spend time in Boerum Hill without a stop at Hanco's. Vermicelli Salad and Vietnamese sandwiches are THE BEST. And super affordable! $”
  • 32 locals recommend
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“Wander down to Dumbo and try their hot chocolate on the way - totally worth a trip!”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“A lovely local coffee shop with a Swedish pedigree: they feature Swedish & American treats including kettle boiled bagels, gourmet muffins, and fine Swedish treats like Cardamom Bread (coffee bread w/almond filling), Kanelbulle (cinnamon rolls) and Coco Balls to name a few. They take coffee seriously: Konditori coffee beans involves mixing Arabic beans from three different Central American countries which produces an exquisite flavor. Coffee is brewed fresh every hour on the hour to maximize the aromatic experience ensuring the perfect cup of coffee every time. We use Fresh Press for our medium to light blends creating a very robust aroma with a uniquely clean finish.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cookies, macaroons, cupcakes...and just across Smith Street (next to Bar Tabac)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“After dinner deserts? Amazing sweets with so many varieties! The place is open late!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coffee is the best in the neighborhood and you can work form there too. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“the closest starbucks, this one is in DUMBO which makes for great window-shopping & unique views of Manhattan from "down under the manhattan bridge overpass."”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Japanese Rice Crepes(gluten free) made fresh. They have breakfast, sweet and savory. They come in a cone so you can walk away with them and enjoy in the park nearby.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Noisy but conveniently located Starbucks. Right next to Borough Hall subway entrance.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Excellent fresh roasted coffee. Also serves donuts, pastries and sandwiches. Free wifi, take your laptop. Make a right on Flushing Ave. walk few blocks and destination on your right.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 4 locals recommend