My days in Brooklyn. 2 cafés and one place you can’t miss

I’ve often told you about Manhattan in several posts. I was there twice and in 4 weeks you really gather a lot of things to tell and adventures to say.

6 things about NYC you’ll find out with a sightseeing tour

Fall in[to] NYC: after my fisrt Sandy night

They run, and run, and run.
But where the hell do they run to!?

#nyc e lo #sport. La versione di Sabri.

Un video pubblicato da sabrina (@in_my_suitcase) in data:

But I also loved Brooklyn, which I definitely experience less than the former, but that I really loved (mainly when I visited NYC during the last very hot July).

It’s green and clean (and this makes a big difference than Manhattan that might be cool and poshy, but so polluted, crowded, dirty and messy).

Here I’ll tell you about 2 cafés and one place you definitely can’t miss if you go to NYC. (The number 3 is the most amazing thing I’ve visited in the Big Apple).

1 – Kos Kaffe Roasting House – 251 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Between Carroll St & Garfield Pl, on the Park Slope.
Friendly, fresh but not freezing like other air conditioned places in Manhattan and NYC, here you can self service you r tea and water and ask for very full and diverse salads and sandwiches.
You can also choose hot or cold teas. The furniture design is shabby chic (kind of) and the coffee is very good (as an Italia I’d say much better than the local average).
Free wi-fi, you can rest and work from here for free and they won’t hurry you up to leave.


2 – Hungry Ghost
There are several Hungry Ghost all around Brookyn, but the one I bumped into was the one in 183 Starling place. Small and cozy, there aran’t so many seats but you can choose here your coffee to go if on a hurry. If the weather is ok, you can even take a sit outside and contemplate the amazing almost nothing of this side of NYC, that you’ll be longing to after your first 3 days in Time Square.

hungry ghost

hungry gosth

3 – Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave,Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Some friends took me here, I hadn’t even heard about it before.

This garden is an enormous collection of plant species from all over the world, handled and preserved in a suitable environment, with different types of spraying and spreading. There are even greenhouses that reproduce the climate and vegetation of different deserts of the world and of the rainforest. It’s like being there for a moment!

sabry bbc
The path is wide and perfect for the study and observation of plants and trees but also for contemplation and enjoyment.

All routes are passable with wheelchairs, which can also be rented for free for those with mobility problems. The bbg is also suitable for the visually impaired thanks to tactile paths, both outdoors and indoors, in spaces where there are also illustrative screens and audio guides.


In short, a model to be followed anywhere!

After visiting NYC both in summer and in winter and fall, after I spent about one month here, I say without any doubt that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is in my opinion the real MUST SEE the big apple.



  • Dariece

    Mmm….LOVE Stumptown coffee! The Hungry Ghost would definitely be on my list of coffee stops. And the Botanic Garden looks beautiful. A nice place to wander around and relax.

  • Natasha Amar

    Love the photo from the Botanic Gardens. It’s great when cities have more green spaces like this- really helps you to slow down for a few hours if you’re visiting as a tourist.

  • Trisha Velarmino

    I am doing coffee adventures myself and this is perfect for my list! I hope it’s also a good place to just sit down and work (and overdose yourself with caffeine. HAHAHA!) Been gathering a list of cafes that I can go to whenever internet acts up in my hotel. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sabrina - In My Suitcase

      Hi Trisha, if you would like to sit for hour and hours the Kos is perfect. And they have very good coffee, both American and Italian espresso. They have sacks full of coffee beans that they use directly for the best mug ever!

  • Mar

    The botanic gardens look cool, it is always great to be able to see plants and such from all over and marvel at their beauty. I love funky cafes too

  • Jenna

    We were only in New York for a super short trip, but I really want to head back again. These all look like fun stops–Kos Kaffe Roasting House is adorable! Hope we can check it out sometime soon!

  • Hugo

    Brooklyn has a few interesting things to visit. I’ve been there a couple of times as well because I had a cousin living there. It’s a great alternative for those spending a few days in Manhattan!

  • Kathrin

    I’m always in need for new independet coffee places. I just love to spend HOURS sitting there, drinking coffee and reading a book. I think I’d like the Kos Kaffe Roasting House.

  • Karla | karlaroundtheworld

    This is too perfect, I am going to NYC this july and I love going to cafes. Thanks, I will keep this in mind.

  • Kim-Ling

    I love NYC and hope to visit again someday. Kos Kaffe Roasting House looks very inviting, and with free wifi! The botanical gardens look so pretty and would make a great ‘rest’ day destination.

  • Betsy Wuebker | PassingThru

    The botanical garden looks wonderful and I know it’s highly recommended by locals and guidebooks alike. So nice to have green space in Brooklyn, as well as the two cafes you recommend to linger over a coffee and a meal.

  • the-worldwide

    I have heard about the Hungry Ghost, but the botanic garden i have never heard. Botanic garden is a great place to relax.

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