Heavy Woods, pictured below, is a hybrid space, functioning as a cafe during the day, a lively bar at night, and cozy brunch spot on the weekends. TRY THE PORK BELLY. Your life will forever be changed.
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The Bakeshop sells macarons if you're into those things, but I love the coffee and beautiful decor here. It's right by the subway, and sometimes I like to grab a coffee and walk to McCarren park, or shop the many thrift stores in the area.
Molasses Books has quickly become my favorite neighborhood coffee shop / bookstore / bar - all in one. The major draw for me here is that they are open until midnight. (And the free wifi). And beer. A perfect marriage of caffeine + books + booze.