Run by a husband and wife team, abraço used to be a small hole-in-the-wall counter that now has a built out coffee shop. He heads up the coffee while she runs the bakery. Don’t miss out on the olive oil cake and order your iced latte with a dash of simple syrup. Cash only.
Roman and Williams Guild
This space is a mecca of design—furniture, tabletop, home accessories, library, flowers—built and outfitted from head to toe by this interior design duo. You’ll find true artisan treasures here and want to sit for a cup of tea at La Mercerie Café.
This Colombian coffee company pays attention to supply chain, sustainability, and design. Devocion’s Williamsburg location is usually bustling with tourists taking photos against their vertical garden wall, but their newer Downtown Brooklyn and Flatiron locations are reliably quieter with local crowds.
This Boerum Hill design boutique is perfectly placed outside the F/G Bergen stop and has a simple coffee bar and sells everything from kitchen accessories and bathroom toiletries to large format publications.