5 Quirky,Cool Cafe’s In Brooklyn


Cafe’s have a reputation for being “cool”. Loads of “cool cafes” pop up all over the city and specifically your neighborhoods, offering witty coffee selections of the day and free wifi. The barista’s are usually college students or recent college grads looking to make an extra buck, and they provide friendly service and interesting conversation. This upcoming week, try out some of these really cool cafe’s for your morning coffee or afternoon tea. By contributing to these local businesses, you’ll be securing culture in your neighborhood, essentially creating the next community gem. The feeling is much more rewarding when you contribute to the local businesses in your community rather than giving your $3 to a big chain restaurant. These establishments are young, hip, and very cool, with all kinds of age-groups checking in for a cup of java. These cafes reside in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Cobble Hill, South Slope, and Prospect Heights. Check out 5 quirky, cool cafe’s located right here in Brooklyn, NYC!


1. Gorilla Coffee (Park Slope)

“Our approach reflects the people we serve. We are passionate yet practical. We understand the value of things. We love our history while keeping our eyes on the future. We are diverse yet the same. The city’s energy binds us together. It drives us to be the best.”

8:00 AM-9:00 PM


2. Cafe Pedlar (Cobble Hill)

“Cafe Pedlar is an artisanal coffee shop in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Our coffee beans are roasted by our friends and neighbors at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Red Hook Brooklyn and we take great pride in every cup we pour. Our classically trained baristas create espresso drinks that are as beautiful as they are delicious using fresh, organic milk from Finger Lakes Farms in Ithaca, NY. We offer a variety of baked goods, both sweet and savory, and a selection of lunch items to enjoy with your coffee or espresso.”

210 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Open Everyday 7am – 7pm
Photo via brunchwithmybaby.com

roots cafe
3. Roots Cafe (South Slope)

“We proudly feature coffee from Forty Weight Coffee Roasters. Andrew Ballard and Matt Marks are two talented and skilled guys that source and roast some of the finest coffee available and deliver it to us at peak freshness. They’re also stand-up dudes, committed to ethical, responsible, and transparent business practices. They source from small family farms where owners and workers benefit directly. Andrew works his small-batch roasting magic in Upstate New York (somewhere up there), and Matt heads up sales and distribution from right here in the South Slope nabe.”

639A 5th Ave
btwn 18th and 19th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(615) 419-7877
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm
Sat & Sun 8am-6pm

prospect perk

4. Prospect Perk Cafe (Prospect Heights)

“Prospect Perk Cafe is a cozy coffee shop located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. We provide our community with quality service, a gourmet selection of hot and cold beverages, and delicious pastries from local bakeries.”

(718) 783-7375
We are open everyday
from 6AM to 8PM.
Image via Flickr


5. Cafe Grumpy (Park Slope)

“The Café Grumpy Roastery has been an integral part of the cafe since 2009 allowing customers to gain a unique perspective on the roasting process.With three certified Q Graders on staff and a focus on quality, we work together to select green beans from socially and environmentally responsible producers. We then spend time developing roast profiles to bring out the dynamic nuances in the beans. After roasting, we cup each batch to assure consistent quality.”

6:00 AM-8:00 PM

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