Celebrating National Coffee Day With My 5 Favorite Coffee Shops!

Let’s celebrate National Coffee Day with five of my favorite coffee shops. Truthfully, I’m not the biggest coffee fan but I love a warm cup of hot chocolate or a latte. As a blogger, coffee shops have become my favorite places to collect my ideas and put them down for you to read. Also, nothing seems to get my brain moving like liquid inspiration. Do I have any blog readers that can relate? Share your thoughts in the comment box below. For all my morning coffee drinkers who can’t begin their day until they get a cup of liquid motivation, this is for you.

1. Witches Brew

I went to Witches Brew for a late dessert. I was craving a frozen hot chocolate and found exactly what I was looking for. I paired my frozen hot chocolate with a warm apple pie. Both were delicious! Witches Brew’s eery and creepy yet comfortable and cozy  atmosphere is a cool chill out spot. I suggest you go with a small group of friends or on a late night date with your boo. Either way it’s a fun and intimate experience.



2. Martha’s Country Bakery

If you have a sweet tooth or you’re looking for a sweet ending to the perfect date, go to Martha’s Country Bakery. It is not only a bakery, it’s more like a cute intimate coffee shop. They have every kind of pastry, cake, cupcake, cookie and warm beverage you can imagine. Also what’s perfect is they stay open to midnight and 1am on the weekends.




3. Serendipity 3

Serendipity 3 has taken our normal winter time treat to a different level and created a frozen hot chocolate that is absolutely refreshing and divine. For $8.95 you can indulge in the sweet joys of winter time during the summer with their frozen hot chocolate. Serendipity 3 is the cutest restaurant with all types of decorations and collectors items. It is like a coffee shop, mixed with an ice cream parlor, mixed with a restaurant.

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4. Starbucks

Starbucks has become one of my favorite places to go when I’m blogging, doing personal research or just need to get away and take a break. It is also my number one food addiction. Nothing can brighten my day like a tall (iced or hot) caramel latte with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. (Only true Starbucks addicts know the difference between tall, grande and venti and can say their order in one breath.) Also, Starbucks offers free wifi. In 2014 having free wifi and a quiet space is like finding a rare diamond in a pile of sand.



5. Toby’s Estate Coffee

This coffee shop choice is especially shared with me by my sister Sharae (@amantedeart) . Her favorite coffee shop is Toby’s Estate Coffee. She enjoys the decadent designs and deliciousness of their coffee. Her drink of choice is a vanilla latte. She enjoys doing some of her best design work at this coffee shop because it provides her a nice quiet getaway, in a comfortable shop with a cheerful drink to sip.



Brooklyn Is The Place To Be This Weekend!

Who: Dumbo Arts Festival 2014

What: Food, Music and Arts Festival

Where: Dumbo, Brooklyn

When: September 26-28, Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 9pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm


Who: Photoville

What: Photo exhibitions, Artist lectures and seminars, Summer beer garden with Food vendors

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5

When: September 18-28 Thursdays through Sundays

Thursday & Fridays 4pm -10pm

Saturdays 12pm – 10pm

Sundays 12pm-8pm

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What: Smorgasburg

Where: Saturday: Williamsburg at East River State Park and

Sunday at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2 (SEPT Only)

When: Every Weekend April- November from 11am-6pm



What: 40 oz Bounce

Where: 165 BANKER ST

When: September 28, 2014 from 2pm-8pm


Wh0: 40th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival

What: Food, Music and  Shopping Festival

Where: Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

When: September 28, 2014 from 12pm to 6pm


Spread Love The Brooklyn Way At Sweet Chick!

“Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way..” That is not only Notorious BIG’s coined phrase but it’s also the phrase and intent of Sweet Chick. Sweet Chick is located on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. They spread love through their restaurant by creating a homey environment while providing comfort food. I mean that is what Brooklyn is about right? Spreading love, the Brooklyn way.

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Sweet Chick is famous for their chicken and waffles. The crispy chicken combination with sweet waffles is delicious. They also offer an array of butters and syrups. Normally I just cover my waffle with regular syrup and skip the butter altogether but not at Sweet Chick! I tried their blueberry butter which was amazing! It gave the waffle an extra sweet kick and combined with sweetness of the waffle, I definitely began to feel the love. I also enjoyed the BBQ Pork Sliders which were meaty and filling but not heavy.

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I also enjoyed the very comfortable feel of Sweet Chick. It’s a great location to visit for brunch on the weekend or lunch during the day. It’s very relaxed and perfect for a small group of friends. What I also found interesting is the chalkboard that they have on one walls. They change the menu and the message on the wall for each meal. It’s a cute twist and to me it gives the restaurant personality.

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Location: Sweet Chick  164 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY, 11249

Type of Food: Southern twist on American Cuisine

Ambiance: Chill, Relaxed, Comfortable

Stars (Out of 5):****