Greenpoint is one of the most charming places in New York City. For as much multi-culturalism there is to enjoy in the city, this neighborhood proves that a decent difficulty of getting there yet extreme proximity to the center allows it to carve its own authentic style and rhythm, unaffected by the turmoil of Manhattan. It is home to outstanding restaurants, and coffee shops and now an emerging hub for refined design culture with boutique shops and markets popping up on every corner.
Recently opened Swetleaf is a coffee shop with a roaster in the back. This particular location serves one of the best espressos in New York (and plays one of the most hideous music playlists too — highly dependent on the barista’s preferences).