Butler looks like a standard coffee shop, and you could just stop by to grab an almond latte on your way to work, but this Williamsburg cafe serves food you’ll want to sit down and enjoy. We like the breakfast and lunch sandwiches - especially the one with a runny egg, smoked bacon, cheese, and truffle aioli on brioche - and if you don’t want to commit to a full meal, definitely try the pastries, like the sausage roll that comes in a buttery housemade puff pastry. If it’s nice out, sit at a table on the sidewalk, and watch the parade of people running between Domino Park and the Williamsburg Bridge, which are both just a few steps away.
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Despite the isolated location and slightly self-important staff, Glasserie is still a solid Greenpoint destination.
A dimly-lit, well conceived Latin American restaurant in Fort Greene that only lacks one thing - flavor. We want to love Colonia Verde. We just can't taste it.
Glorietta Baldy is Bed-Stuy bar where you can get a good craft beer or a cocktail and hang out, casually.
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Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
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Freehold is a coffeeshop/workspace by day and a bar by night. They have a great backyard, but expect crowds on peak nights.
Reunion is a low-key Israeli cafe in Williamsburg, and it’s great for a casual breakfast or brunch when you don’t want to deal with a long wait.
Sweatshop is a cool little coffee shop in Williamsburg run by Australians. So, yeah, you can get a flat white and some avocado toast here.
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