The best Downtown Brooklyn spots for coffee meets
Downtown Brooklyn is brimming with spots to catch up over a cup of coffee, whether you’re meeting a client or looking to settle in and chat for hours with a friend.
From rustic French-style bistros to hip, minimalist coffee shops, there is a spot for all your coffee meetings.
100 Willoughby Street
One of our favorite new coffee shops is AVA Brew. Take your pick from multiple coffee roasts and baked goods by Pushcart Coffee, a Brooklyn-based small batch roaster and bakery. If you need something a little stronger, AVA also offers a selection of craft beer and local wines to kick off your evening.
57 Court Street
Looking for some Old World chic? Court Street’s Maison Kayser, an authentic French boulangerie, hits the spot. Famed artisan baker and founder Eric Kayser built his reputation on the quality of his products and his incredible skill to combine authenticity and innovation in the world of French artisan bakeries. Enjoy a cafe au lait and a fresh-from-the-oven croissant, always mixed and baked on-site, along with all the other baked goods.
16 Court Street
Gregorys Coffee is always a reliable choice. Stop by to enjoy their freshly-roasted beans grown by skilled, dedicated farmers all over the world and prepared specially for you. Known for friendly and knowledgeable baristas, you never have to feel intimidated by choices before sitting down to sip on a cup of joe.
386 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Perhaps you’re looking to get comfy in a classic, fuss-free diner? Stop by the famous Junior’s and have a slice of the best New York cheesecake with your coffee. Founded over a half a century ago, Junior’s welcomes loyal customers, both local and from all over the world — making it the perfect place to people watch during your meetup.
97 Court Street
For a fun and relaxed bistro experience, Paris Baguette is one of our top choices. This French-Korean bakery and café offers a wide selection of coffee, tea, fresh bread, and baked goods. Don’t forget to head on upstairs for some lovely views of Court Street while you hang out. Hungry for a little more? Paris Baguette also carries an array of sandwiches, wraps, and salads to satisfy any craving.
2 MetroTech Center
La Défense is a mix of classic French bistro and 1950’s American diner. The kitchen offers classic dishes such as moules frites and steak au poivre, served up among Americana relics like bowling alley banquettes and wood paneling from an Upstate New York barn. A perfect Saturday afternoon date spot.
City Farm Café At BRIC
647 Fulton Street
Craving some artsy views with your fresh brew? Located in the cafe space at BRIC House, City Farm Café features coffee from Brooklyn Coffee Roasters and a variety of pastries from Bien Cuit that’ll impress anyone you’re meeting with. If you’re looking for some relaxing after-hours socializing, City Farm also offers a selection of craft beer and wine, which you can grab and sip on the BRIC Stoop. How Brooklyn, indeed!