Seeing Williamsburg Brooklyn - like a Local

The Red Map Brooklyn asked a few of our merchants in Williamsburg to suggest their favorite cafes where they go to find a great cup of coffee and a casual bite.  Their answers are below, plus, we included a few of our own discoveries and favorites as we walked the streets of this iconic neighborhood.

Kai D. Utility

Kai D. Utility - 230 Grand Street - Tools & Clothing for Artisans.  A curated shop of beautifully crafted clothing and objects selected by Kai and Mun.  And they know their coffee, after a run-down of options they agreed on two spots to find a good cup.


Black Brick - 300 Bedford Ave near Grand St.  A charming artistic space with talented baristas and methods.

Depanneur Mkt - 242 Wythe Ave at n. 3rd St.  An engaging shop with everything from coffee to fresh sandwiches to hard-to-find home goods.


Saltie - 378 Metropolitan Ave near Havemeyer St.  A popular spot for coffee, but also for their fresh baked-goods and foods.

Spoonbill Sugartown Books

Spoonbill Sugartown Books - 218 Bedford Ave. A mainstay of Williamsburg since 1999, offers an inviting space to zone-out and find a unique art book or work by a new writer.  Jonas, the owner, suggests the following:


Konditori - 167 n. 7th St near Bedford Ave.  Strong Swedish coffee and lite-bites, located at the busy Bedford Ave L subway station. 

Task New York

Task New York - 100 n. 3rd St near Bedford Ave.  Anne Seally curates this emporium of lovely objects covering all categories for the designed-oriented lifestyle.


Egg - 109 n. 3rd St near Bedford Ave.  Great for breakfast and a Williamsburg favorite.

Cafe Colette - 79 Berry St at n. 9th St. An airy-space with a nice vibe, great for dinner too.

Cantina Royal - 58 n. 3rd St near Bedford Ave.  Good Mexican food and an interesting space.

And some Red Map Suggestions:


Devocion - 69 Grand St near Wythe Ave.  We stopped into Devocion's new cavernous, sky-lit space. This is the first location outside Bogota, Colombia for this artisanal coffee roaster.  Cold-press, anyone?


1 Diviera Drive - 131 Berry St at n. 7th St.  An expansive, indoor outdoor cafe with an equally varied menu.

Wild- 340 Bedford Ave nr s.1st St.  There’s a back-garden and a breezy front room to enjoy a drink and their healthy menu.

Kinfolk 90 - 90-94 Wythe Ave n. 11th St.  A cafe that is part of a larger lifestyle boutique and performance space - a perfect stopping point to take in the scene.

Northern Territory - 12 Franklin St.  Named after the Australian territory, enjoy a city-view, fresh breezes, and cocktail on the roof.