bittersweetThis cosy little spot on Fort Greene’s main drag works best if you’re looking for a quick bite or something to go. It’s small, but the coffee’s great – and they serve homemade ice-cream too! At around $5 a pop the baguettes are another highlight, as are: La Colombe espresso, pastries by Balthazar and the fact Fort Greene Park’s right across the street, with its weekly Artisan market.

Location: Dekalb Ave (Carlton and Cumberland)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm; Sat-Sun 7.30am-7pm
Subway: B, M, Q, R to DeKalb; G to Fulton St

Close to: Fort Greene Park (and Saturday Artisan market), Smooch, Thirst Wine, The General Greene, Roman’s.