Brooklyn – Brooklyn Heights
20 Columbia Place (bet. Joralemon and State Sts.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
It's not always easy to get a seat in this small, bohemian café—it's lovable, so everybody comes here, even from Manhattan—plus, people on laptops understandably don't want to relinquish their perfect, sunny perches. A hipster crew dispenses great breakfasts (house-made granola, sticky buns, eggs with cheddar-cheese grits), lunch (sandwiches with arresting combinations, sweet-and-spicy beef jerky) and excellent Stumptown coffee. You can also make a grocery run here for farm-fresh milk, free-range eggs and other assorted staples.