Best Home Office:
(61 Bergen St, Cobble Hill)
Working at a picnic table in this high-ceilinged space, with the sun shining through skylights overhead, is the next best thing to working outside. Creature comforts include well-crafted cappuccinos, great sandwiches and a solid beer selection. Just be sure to charge up your laptop beforehand—they’re a bit short on outlets.
Runner Up:South 4th Bar and Cafe
(90 South 4th St, Williamsburg)
Open from seven in the morning until last call, and serving the full complement of uppers (caffeine), downers (booze) and fuel (a menu of café staples), this neighborhood spot has everything except a compelling reason to leave. Plus it’s dog-friendly.