DRINK STUMPTOWN, EAT SCONES
Owner Murat Uyaroglu pours some of the best Stumptown coffee in Brooklyn. The homemade savory scones are so sought after that an early wake-up call is in order to guarantee your breakfast. But the character of Hungry Ghost comes from Uyaroglu's particular idea: laptop space is limited. Hungry Ghost is also a place for real people and real conversations. Remember that?
In the second installment of our two-part Brooklyn lovefest, we are dishing up the borough’s southern half (earlier: North Brooklyn). From Dumbo’s cinematic cobblestones to the farthest reaches of Red Hook, South Brooklyn claims some of New York City’s best restaurants, bars and culinary attractions. As with all destination guides, this compilation is but the tip of the hand-carved iceberg (we're talking about Brookyn, after all). Consider these our top picks for eating very, very well, South Brooklyn–style.
Walking along the streets and avenues in New York City, one can easily stumble upon at least one coffee shop on every block. With so much variety, New York City has plenty of quirky coffee shops with some surprising themes.
We previously compiled a list of the Top 10 Coffee Shops in Manhattan for design buffs and now we’re tackling Brooklyn. The following is by no means a complete list of coffee shops in Brooklyn, but after checking out many, many coffee shops, we decided to highlight some of our favorites.
Just want a coffee before the game? Skip Starbucks and go to one of two local Brooklyn spots: The Hungry Ghost or Greene Grape Annex. The Hungry Ghost is better suited for parties of three or more, and their coffee is first-rate in the area. Hungry Ghost also serves paninis, salads, quiches, frittatas, and more.
I’ve been meaning to visit Hungry Ghost for the past few months since it popped up on Flatbush Ave on the border of Prospect Heights and Park Slope and I’m so glad I finally did. I first went on a hot summer Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to walk into a big airy space with wooden benches and tables. There was a mix of the stroller set and 20/30-somethings and their laptops. Both times I have visited it’s been busy but I’ve always been served quickly and efficiently.