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Cobble Hill & Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn


Illustration by Carolyn Yoo
So you might already have noticed this from our stories & posts, but we love Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights. These sister neighborhoods have some of Brooklyn’s best shopping, dining, and ~hangs~. Enough of our teasing! We’ve finally put together a guide of all the places to hit while you’re in one of our favorite slices of South Brooklyn.  ︎  


Eat


Long Island Bar

For: a bar & restaurant by the inventor of the Cosmo! & a v and delicious classic American menu (read: GET THE BURGER.)


Yemen Cafe
For: authentic Yemeni food & BK’s best mint tea.

Hi Hi Room

For: a nostalgic menu and cozy interiors (with a bonus fern garden in the backyard). Order the sliders & the “Meg-roni” — a negroni with palo santo and oleo saccharum.


Bar Bête

For: one of our favorite meals (and restaurant interiors) in Brooklyn, Bar Bête is a place you go to CELEBRATE. We love their slightly more casual take on french cooking, and while you’re there, don’t skip out on dessert.


Poppy’s

For: quick to-die-for sammies & pastries. Pick up some of their curated home & kitchen goods on ur way out.


Gersi

For: delish northern Italian food (w/ a focus on homemade pastas!) PS- bring ca$h

Cubana Cafe

For: the best Cuban coffee in the city & a Latinx weekday breakfast that will make you want to wake up early...good think they don’t open til 10.



Drink


June Wine Bar

For: Our favorite wine bar (we’ve said favorite a lot in article huh) in NYC. Don’t skip on the food!!!


Octavia Coffee

For: the neighborhood's coffee. Make sure to write your name on one of their library cards and punch in each time you visit!


Big Tiny

For: French wine, small bites, and a French New Wave feel.


Elsa

For: the best cocktail bar in the neighborhood & interiors that make you never want to leave! (Sister restaurant to Ramona in Greenpoint!)


Shop


Lolo

For: well curated gifts for everyone in ur life. Peep our interview with the owner, Lauren, here!

Sahadi’s

For: possibly the best grocer in NYC (and one that’s been around a looooong time.) Stock up on all your favorite Lebanese treats here.


Rue Saint Paul

For: eco-friendly women’s accessories & a v cute clothing rental program.


Books are Magic

For: a bookstore with a lot of love. Owned by best-selling author, Emma Straub!


Collyer’s Mansion

For: soft & colorful & useful & beautiful things for the home.

Salter House

For: gifts, clothing & home goods from English, American & Japanese makers.

Tenichi Mart

For: an amazing selection of Japanese goodies.


See


Brooklyn Bridge Park

For: an insane view of the city & the perfect Summertime picnic spot.


The Invisible Dog Art Center

For: a unique gallery space, pop-up shop & artist studio space open to visitors.




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