One sunny Sunday afternoon, my friend Greg and I went on an adventure to Park Slope, Brooklyn. We grabbed our MetroCards and swiped them through the Harold Square station to take the Q train to 7th Ave. Once in Brooklyn, we walked through Grand’s Army Plaza, all over Prospect Park, and soon found ourselves on 7th Ave right in front of a small shop with black exterior and a gray face that was frowning on the outside window. It was Cafe Grumpy, and of course, we had to go in.
Price: $ (from $2-$12)
WiFi: None, but there are newspapers to read and people to watch, if you’re up for it. Don’t bring your laptop, there is a strict “no laptop” policy.
Food: Minimal pastries
Locations: Four of ’em: 224 W. 20th St. (Btw 7th & 8th Ave), 13 Essex St (Lower East Side), 383 7th Ave (Park Slope), 193 Meserole Ave (Greenpoint).
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am-7:30pm
Tips: Order a latte. Also, if you feel like splurging, go for the $12 cup of Ethiopian coffee, hear-say says it’s to die for.
A beautiful Steven Weinberg painting now hangs in the Park Slope cafe, so take the F over the river, grab a cup of coffee (or two), pine for Weinburg’s mountainous landscape, then take a walk to Prospect Park. That sounds like a perfect day to me!