Coffee Shops

Peter Pan Donuts

A beloved neighborhood spot in Greenpoint just next to the fancy Rite Aid, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop sells some of the best old fashioned donuts in the city. Around for decades, the shop feels like a true vintage lunch counter. Patrons crowd around the counter on stools eating classic cake donuts, glazed donuts, or egg and cheese sandwiches. Waitresses even wear 1950s style green and pink uniforms. And unlike many other donut and pastry shops, Peter Pan’s donuts are cheap, averaging $1.


Photo courtesy Maman

There’s something cozy about Maman, one of several locations in New York City and even Toronto. The recipes are family-inspired, a mix of French and North American. One of the founders was the head chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France. Another partner is an event planner, and you can definitely tell. The decor is rustic chic, with the feel of a fabulous countryside wedding.

The upstairs space in Greenpoint, pictured above, opened in fall of 2016, a few months after the downstairs space.