The place: Cafe Pedlar
The space: After the morning stroller rush comes and goes, this sunny, airy coffee shop in Cobble Hill relaxes to a chill ambience, helped by its large, plate-glass windows, slate floors, white wainscoting, and round marble tables. The tiny tabletops may not be ideal for laying out contracts and spreadsheets, but are plenty big enough for some off-the-record chat with colleagues.
The beans: Beans are roasted by Pedlar’s famous Red Hook neighbors, Stumptown Coffee Roasters. For a lightning jolt, order a double espresso shot of the Hair Bender blend, brewed in a La Marzocco machine. Smooth the rough edges with fresh, organic milk from Finger Lakes Farms in Ithaca, NY.
The complement: Nearby Frankies supplies Café Pedlar daily with fresh buttermilk biscuits, olive-oil cake, and almond croissants.
210 Court St., 718-855-7129, cafepedlar.com
(Photo: courtesy of Cafe Pedlar)