Another apartment, another local – and in the time I’ve been living in Bed Stuy Tiny Cup’s changed hands and changed decor but managed to retain its identity as a neighborhood hub and only grown in charm. After hitting some bumps after the changeover, this little corner shop is now hitting its stride with excellent coffee, great food (try the chili relleno!) and a homey atmosphere. I love working out of here because there’s heaps of light, space and they’re always playing some jam I like! Their prices are as friendly as the staff, and they have lots of vegan and vegetarian options too. I’m moving out of the neighborhood soon – and onto yet another local, no doubt! – but I’m going to miss this spot for sure.

Location: Nostrand (Lafayette and Clifton)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm; Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
Subway: G to Bedford-Nostrand

Close to: Dough, Black Swan, Home Depot, Tompkins Park.