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Jack’s Stir Brew | West Village | Manhattan

This post originally appeared as a review on Project Latte, my soon-to-be defunct cafe culture site.

Jack's Stir Brew | W 10th St | West Village

Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee is a neighborhood spot. Flyers for guitar lessons, house cleaners, and local recitals line the wall as you walk in the door, and sections of the Times lie around in case you forgot yours. Jack’s makes eggs and toasted bagels in the mornings and serves beer in the evenings. People love it here. Early on Sundays it pulls in a pile of regulars who look very relieved to be there, munching away their hangovers with bagels and coffee.

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Bakeri | Williamsburg | Brooklyn

This post originally appeared on my soon-to-be-defunct cafe culture review site, Project Latte.

Bakeri, Wythe Ave

One of our overall favorite spots, this bakery with a northern European bent has beautiful decor and a design sense that covers the smallest details, friendly service by (mostly) women in retro mechanics uniforms, high quality baked goods, good savory items, and occasionally good Counter Culture coffee. In the warmer months, the backyard garden is a treasure, complete with koi pond.

Bakeri | Wythe Ave (N 8th St) | Williamsburg

There’s no wifi, but that’s not what Bakeri is about anyway. If it’s not too cold out, there are a couple of metal tables on the sidewalk, while inside there is some cozy seating by the window and an antique heavy wooden communal table fronting the pastry case. Our favorite area is the whimsically decorated single-seat nook leading to the backyard garden, a perfect place to write in your diary. To the right of the pastry case is a combination prep and extended display area.

Bakeri | Wythe Ave (N 8th St) | Williamsburg

The Counter Culture espresso, despite being prepared on a La Marzocco, ranges from carp-killing to not bad, but they have some nice iced teas. Savory food consists of pre-made high quality sandwiches on good bread and daily prepared specials, oftentimes a kale salad and some type of soup, while sweet items run the gamut from a rose water shortbread to bread pudding to croissants to coffee cake.
A signature house item is the vanilla cardamom custard skolebrød which is richly flavored and delicate, with coconut thinly shaved on top, a Scandinavian improvement on the New York danish.

150 Wythe Ave
Near N 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-8037

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