Some of my favorite spots to chill with a good book and a coffee are in Brooklyn. When I do venture onto the L train headed for the land of the hippest, Kinfolk Studios is my go-to.
The warehouse-esque building accompanied by perfect decor, amazing coffee, and really great people watching make it an amazing afternoon spot. But like many Brooklyn hot spots, it's not only a daytime coffee destination, but a space to highlight art, music and culture, and it happens to be a great place to grab a cocktail (may I suggest a post coffee treat?).
[Kinfolk Studios; 90 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg]