I love my neighborhood, but the Upper West Side has a desperate lack of great coffee shops. Either they’re too small and crowded, or they’re roomy but don’t offer wi-fi (I’m lookin’ at you, Irving Farm). Luckily, my boyfriend moved to Clinton Hill earlier this year – an area chockfull of the best cafes and coffee shops in the city. His apartment is on the border of Bedstuy and a short walk to Bushwick, so it’s opened up a whole new area for me to explore! One of the best finds so far? Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen. This farm-to-table cafe and coffee shop offers the best of the best: a seasonal, locally-sourced menu (think toasts, grain bowls, salads and soups), Counter-Culture coffee, a whole array of dreamy baked goods (made in house daily), and…wait, did I mention it’s the cutest place ever???
Menu (and Instagrammable vibes) aside, one of the most unique things about Stonefruit is its work space. The cafe section has your standard tables and bar seating, but it’s also attached to Stonefruit Botanicals, a plant store and event space. This extra spacious room, surrounded floor-to-ceiling with GORGEOUS greenery, has a long work table, swings (you heard me) and extra chair seating.
So, grab a coffee and a pastry, bring your laptop and spend your work day at Stonefruit. You’ll be glad you did!
Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen. 1058 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Bedstuy). Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 6 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 6 pm. (718) 230-4147.