This is a spot in Bed-Stuy with a bunch of wooden tables, and a nice leather couch in the back. There’s also a shelf area where you can buy books as well as coffee, and every purchase helps fund events like open mics and yoga classes. If you meet up with someone for coffee here, try not to say outright that you’re a caring, thoughtful person - just show up to Playground Coffee Shop and it’ll be implied.
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For All Things Good
For All Things Good is a Mexican cafe in Bed-Stuy that nixtamalizes its own corn. They make the best tortillas in Brooklyn.
Glorietta Baldy is Bed-Stuy bar where you can get a good craft beer or a cocktail and hang out, casually.
Tip Top Bar & Grill
Tip Top is a classic dive in Bed-Stuy owned by the same family for decades. It's cash-only, and it feels like someone's basement. Check it out.
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Fika Espresso Bar
The Pearl Street location of Fika is one of the best spots to have a coffee meeting in the Financial District.
Brooklyn Roasting Company
Brooklyn Roasting Company has a big loft with good pastries and plenty of seating a block from the East River in Dumbo.
Rebel Coffee is a tiny coffee shop in the West Village that isn't especially rebellious, although it is a good spot to hang with your laptop.
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Hart’s is a tiny place in Bed-Stuy with some surprisingly good food. The menu changes often, but they always play early 2000′s R&B.
Some of New York's best tacos are coming from a truck parked in the back of a bar in Bed-Stuy.
Saraghina is an Italian place that looks like a nice antique store, and it’s one of your best options for pizza in Bed-Stuy.
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