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.
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:
Task New York - Anne Seally curates this emporium of lovely objects covering all categories for the designed-oriented lifestyle. (Task is now based in Toronto.)
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.
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?
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.