This Wednesday, we’re officially opening the doors to our first Brooklyn location. Needless to say, we’re very excited to move in. The scents, the tastes, the views—there are so many things to do in the area, from canoe rides to selfie spots. We’ve created a little guide to the neighborhood with the help of a few local friends featuring more than 50 recommendations on how to waste five minutes or five hours in the neighborhood. It’s called The Time Waster’s Guide to Williamsburg & North Brooklyn and it’s available at our new shop at 127 North 6th Street between Bedford and Berry. Want a sneak peek? Here are just five of the spots you’ll find in its pages. (Fun fact: All the illustrations in the guide are by our very own head designer Somsack.)
While we love the wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes served downstairs, the upstairs of this cozy restaurant hosts all sorts of creative and unexpected events, including collage classes and variety shows.
Wythe @ South 2nd
This spot has everything from easy-to-care-for air plants to more exotic Japanese maples. Occasional terrarium-making classes mean you actually can recreate one of the many stellar examples on display. (Fresh flowers and indoor plants just make you happier. Science says.)
Grand btwn Wythe & Kent
This independently run Brooklyn-based library features over 31,000 artist-contributed books, all searchable on your phone using their digital library system that’s organized by moods, professions, colors and other qualities. It’s the Dewey Decimal System to the nth degree.
North 3rd btwn Berry & Wythe
Don’t be deceived by the name—you go to this place for much more than a warm drink (though we highly recommend the masala chai). From a delicious crayfish dish to fried chickpeas, the food here is just as (if not more) delightful as the tea.
Roebling @ Metropolitan
Come here for the chouquettes but stay for the quiet garden in back where you can savor a few free hours too.
North 6th btwn Bedford & Berry
Our new Williamsburg shop opens next week. Celebrate with us on October 29th with local sips, sweets, music and shopping. RSVP here.