Park Slope's Top 10 Coffee Shops, Caffeinating Your Day

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Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in New York is well-known for its idyllic streets and beautiful brownstones. Bordering Prospect Park, the surrounding area provides a wealth of public spaces, restaurants, bars and cafes. So before setting out to explore everything this neighborhood has to offer, pay a visit to one of these 10 outstanding coffee shops.

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1. Café Regular

Cafe, American

A picturesque walk from Prospect Park, Café Regular on 11th street between 4th and 5th avenue is a cute and cozy coffee shop reminiscent of a Parisian cafe. The scent of buttery croissants and rich, freshly-brewed coffee will fill your senses and entice your appetite. As indicated by its name, Café Regular is a popular meeting spot for locals. The perfect place to read the paper or catch up with friends, Café Regular is the perfect spot for a coffee-fueled rendezvous.

2. Café Martin

Cafe, French

Café Martin, New York
Image Courtesy of Postmark Café
Characterized by an inviting and unpretentious atmosphere, Café Martin is run by the same family who own Café Regular. More than just a family business, Café Martin serves delicious coffee brewed with love by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Local patrons frequent this popular coffee shop to enjoy an exceptional cup of coffee alongside delectable French pastries.

3. Postmark Café

Cafe, Pub Grub

Postmark Café is one of Park Slope’s hidden gems. Free wi-fi makes this coffee shop the perfect place to work while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Their menu has a wide selection of tasty sandwiches in addition to sweet baked treats, and friendly staff are always eager to help. In addition, all tips are donated to charity.

4. Konditori

Cafe, American

Gorilla Coffee
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Named after the Swedish term for a ‘gathering place to enjoy friends over great coffee’, Konditori is a popular chain of cafes in New York City. With three locations in Park Slope, two shops on 5th Avenue and one on 7th street, Konditori is hard to miss with its bright decor and comfortable atmosphere. Alongside a great coffee selection such as French press and espresso, enjoy the likes of flourless cookies and other gluten-free options. Offering consistently superb coffee with dedication, Konditori is sure to become one of your local favorites.

5. Gorilla Coffee

Cafe, American

With two Brooklyn locations, Gorilla Coffee is a fun and vibrant cafe with bold decor featuring red paint and black chalkboards. Strong coffee provides a necessary pick-me-up from within a buzzing cafe atmosphere. Gorilla Coffee also roasts and packages their own beans, so customers can enjoy great coffee from home.

6. Kos Kaffe Roasting House

Cafe, Tea

Situated on the corner of Carroll Street and 5th avenue, Kos Kaffe Roasting House is great space to enjoy a great cup of coffee. Spacious with huge windows, this cafe offers tasty, house-roasted coffee in a relaxed setting. Welcoming its customers to linger, this coffee shop stays open until 9pm. Don’t miss out on their sandwiches, such as the tofu banh miand the grilled gruyere cheese served with fresh salad.

7. Colson Patisserie

Patisserie, French, Belgian

Colson Patisserie, New York
Image Courtesy of Root Hill Café
With its original location in Mons, Belgium, Colson Patisserie has become a big hit in Brooklyn. With one shop in Park Slope and another in Sunset Park, Colson Patisserie is a charming and cozy venue in which to grab a coffee and a buttery palmier or a hand-crafted sandwich. The salad niçoise and sandwich with jambon de Paris and cornichons are not to be missed. With artwork on the walls and seductive French music in the background, Colson Patisserie leaves a lasting impression.

8. Root Hill Café

Cafe, Pastries

Spacious and rustic in ambience, Root Hill Café is conveniently located around the corner from the Union Street subway stop, which makes traveling a breeze for those in a hurry. Their menu offers a wide selection, featuring healthy options from yogurt and granola to luscious chocolate bread pudding.

9. Cocoa Bar

Bar, Cafe, American

Still Full
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A bright and spacious cafe with free wifi, Cocoa Bar welcomes its customers to sit and relax with a cup of coffee, a latte or a hot chocolate. In the warmer months, patrons can sit in the backyard and enjoy the weather. From 3 – 8pm, Cocoa Bar also serves wine and beer. The perfect place for friends to gather, Cocoa Bar is a popular choice among Park Slope residents.

10. Couleur Café

Cafe, French

Ideal for a casual brunch or lunch with a charming, romantic atmosphere, Couleur Café serves delicious coffee in over-sized cups alongside a selection of French-inspired cuisine. Enjoy a traditional croquet monsieur or a tartine while you bask in the natural light that floods through their large windows.
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