Not-so-average Joe: Coffee shops that are other things

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Brooklyn takes its coffee with a dash of unrelated commercial activity!

Bushwick’s First Live may be the borough’s first coffee shop to live-stream a YouTube show about the music industry, but it is hardly the only to sling espresso alongside another service.

Jane Motorcycles

Rev up with this Williamsburg custom motorcycle store and cafe, where bike purchases come with a free cup of Joe.

[396 Wythe Ave. between S. Fifth and S. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, (347) 844–9075,].

Black and Gold Records

Carroll Gardens vinyl and coffee lovers can strike gold in one cosy location.

[461 Court St. between Fourth Place and Luquer Street in Carroll Gardens, (347) 227–8227,].


This Greenpoint florist serves succulents and sweet-smelling candles alongside West Coast darling Sightglass coffee.

[107 Franklin St. between Greenpoint Avenue and Milton Street in Greenpoint, (347) 457–5385,

Person of Interest

A Williamsburg barber shop with its own espresso bar courtesy of Parlor Coffee — which is, appropriately, a cut above most other local roasters.

[82–84 Havemeyer St. between Hope Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 218–9100,].

Red Lantern

Fort Greene cyclists get their fixed-gears fixed and a caffeine fix at this cafe and bike-shop combo.

[345 Myrtle Ave. between Adelphi Street and Carlton Avenue in Fort Greene, (347) 889–5338,].

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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