I might be a bit biased seeing as I live right around the corner from this place, but I know many people agree that Southside Coffee has some of the best coffee, sandwiches, and pastries in Brooklyn. This no-frills, down-to-basics little shop knows what it’s doing. In 2016 New York Magazine gave their signature Southside Breakfast Sandwich the title of best breakfast sandwich in all of New York. Everyday they have a rotating selection of amazing pastries, but if you are able to I would highly recommend going on Sunday for: Sunday Bunday! Pick up one of their amazing cinnamon buns with delicious frosting to start your day off right.
Southside is also a great place to sit and get work done or do some reading. Generally there is always a table open and the calm welcoming atmosphere serves for a great place to relax. Definitely a hidden gem in the South Slope neighborhood!