Downtown Brooklyn is known for many things; surprisingly one of these things is not really a solid cup of coffee. Just like many neighborhoods of Manhattan and the rest of America, downtown Brooklyn has been invaded by Starbucks, taken over by Dunkin Donuts, even cast away to the corporate consumerism of Tim Horton’s. But there’s got to be a good cup of coffee somewhere in Brooklyn, right? Check out these three places.
Greek’s Coffee Shop (130 Livingston Street): Very nearby Borough Hall and all the bustle of modern life in downtown Brooklyn, Greek’s is one of those places which can sometimes get overlooked. Do yourself a favor and check Greeks out. It is too long before relic places like this with no websites are gone from existence.
Olga Coffee Shop (158 Lawrence Street): Another great old spot for a decent cup of java, just between Jay Street and Fulton Mall stations is Olga Coffee Shop. Olga is another spot that sadly hasn’t joined the online world in any discernible fashion.
Court Street Coffee Shop (108 Court Street): While I don’t imagine that the coffee shop of record on Court Street really needs a sworn statement, the fact that neither this nor any of the other three coffee shops from this list have any discernible online presence makes me wonder if Court Street Coffee Shop has been sworn to secrecy.
There are many fine coffee shops in downtown Brooklyn, but they are secret places you need to first find in person before you can visit them again in your mind.