Thursday, 04 October 2012
Okay, look. I have a problem. They're called coffee shops. I could very easily make my own coffee (what with both my french press and regular Mr. Coffee) but sometimes...it's so much easier to spend my days job searching somewhere that isn't my apartment with coffee that I haven't made myself.
Trust me, coffee shops have gotten me through tough times. The number of essays I've written in various Starbucks throughout college is absurd. They're reliable constants in my life - when I'm in a coffee shop, I always know where I can find food, a place to sit, free wifi, and a bathroom.
So when I moved to East Williamsburg in Brooklyn this past August, one of my first priorities was finding a close and cute cafe to take refuge in. For the most part, I'm pleased to say, I've had my pick of cute cafes. There's Lula Bean, Gimme Coffee, Verb Cafe, and more. But the one coffee shop I've set up camp in almost embarrassingly frequently is Konditori, the Swedish coffee house.
Nestled next to a (delicious) falafel place, Konditori is literally visible right when you get off the Bedford L stop. It's relatively small with a few small tables in front and a larger wooden table in the back. There's a funky looking old refrigerator that may or may not be a decoration, and bar stool seating that looks out the glass windows in the front of the cafe. Plus, reliable wifi! I usually order an ice coffee - a standard $3.00.
But there are two things that I love about Konditori. The first are their cookies and pastries. The Swedish cocoa balls are divine and I always try to get a different type of cookie when I stop by - they're just so good! They're vegan friendly too.
The second, and what really makes this cafe so lovable to me, is that despite its prime location off of Bedford, it's rarely ever filled with a claustrophobic crowd and I've never had an issue finding a seat. The staff are very sweet too, and these two things combined create an atmosphere where I feel comfortable drinking my coffee and manically writing in my journal or checking craigslist.
If you want a cafe to work or talk in over delicious coffee, go to Konditori. It's convenient and cute!
Where are your favorite places to get coffee in Brooklyn?