Milk and Pull
This Brooklyn chain, with locations in Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, and Ridgewood, is perhaps the best place in the neighborhood to get some work done. The cafe opened about two years ago, and serves bagel sandwiches, Dough doughnuts, Stumptown coffee, and other pastries. The best part: there is almost always a table available, including a few outside on the street. The cafe is home to many regulars, and the customers and baristas are always friendly and ready to give advice on the neighborhood.
Milk and Pull is located at 778 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY, 11385.
Topos Bookstore Cafe
This charming bookstore, which doubles as a cafe, has a great and surprisingly vast selection of books, literary magazines, and local zines. The selection of books spans fiction, young adult, children’s, and nonfiction. The store trades used books for money or store credit when the bookseller is available, and also boasts a full service cafe and a ample selection of pastries. The unpretentious exterior allows for some sitting space outside, as well as a discounted books section on the street, some of which for as little as two dollars.
Topos Bookstore Cafe is located at 788 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385.