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The hunt for cute places to sip coffee is on this spring, and today I want to show you one of my favorite little hangs in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Central Cafe is bursting with rustic charm. I spent many mornings recovering from hangovers in their backyard, sipping their deeeelicious ice coffee.

Pretty much everything inside is Instagram-worthy, but the back yard’s pink brick wall and flourishing greenery is what had me hooked.

Oh, and good food.

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The Café: Central Cafe

The deets: 108 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Monday-Friday 7am—7pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am—7pm.

The perks: Some of the  best coffee in Bushwick, with great sandwiches named after local streets (aw, quirk! My fave is the Wilson: pancetta, arugula, parmigiana, tomato with tahini sauce on rosemary ciabatta). Try the peanut butter latte while you’re there.

You’ll also find a ‘gram-able floor, rustic charm abound. Everything is lived-in and cozy. A mosaic coffee table and a pile of books will have you dreaming up DIY projects for your own apartment.

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Did I mention the incredible cherry blossoms you’ll find in the backyard when they’re in season? So beautiful!

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Alright, so the backyard isn’t pristine. But I LOVE it.

It’s perfect for reclining with your breakfast and hiding from other people. It’s hidden down a narrow alley through the back door, so some patrons don’t even know it exists.

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If you know of a cute café you want to see reviewed on Hey Mishka, drop a comment below or shoot me an email!



Written by Mishka
Michelle Christina Larsen (a.k.a. Mishka) founded in 2008, and has since documented her love of DIY, vintage, and creative living here. She curates and sells vintage fashion at Hey Mishka Vintage and runs the annual Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market in Brooklyn each holiday season. When she's not blogging, hunting for vintage, or doing DIY projects, Michelle Christina writes marketing copy for fashion brands and helps freelance writers grow their careers at Day Job Optional.