With all due respect to Monday through Saturday, the best day may be Sunday in Brooklyn. That is if grooving to old-school hip hop with a well-made cocktail in one hand and freshly baked sourdough slathered with beer butter in another is your kind of thing. This café is free of that formulaic hipster décor and instead flaunts a rustic Med villa-meets-ski cabin look. Those warm, gooey sticky buns are sinfully delicious and no one skips the breads. The kitchen also deserves praise for brunch, which is on everyone's mind. However, it's far from the only game here, where the chef curries favor with diners all day long. A $4 Dark and Stormy can be a fine tonic against inclement weather. Don't miss the market for goodies like smoked fish and irresistible pastries.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors