A little bit of France in Brooklyn

If you've been reading my blog, you know I love places that transport me without ever leaving NYC. Here's another place to add to the list, Bakeri in Greenpoint, Brooklyn  (I don't have to leave my 'hood!) Nestled on Freeman street between Franklin st and Manhattan ave, they're hard to miss next to the apartments and houses that line the street.

As you take your first step inside, you're immediately taken to France. (It reminds me of Moto's early bird sister) before I even took my first sip of coffee, I was in love with this place! The front seating area is open and airy with high ceilings and a large rustic wooden communal table to enjoy your pastries and food. The baristas and bakers all wear a very cute retro light blue jump suit or overalls (both of which I wanted to steal). The second half of the space in the back (and equally as open) is where they bake everything for both locations (their other location is in Williamsburg).

When I was there I enjoyed a Tartine with sliced egg, roasted cherry tomatoes and a little butter on crusty bread. As I sat there I knew that everything was perfect in that moment. It's always the simple things that inspire me. :)  I'm excited for a new breakfast/brunch spot that I can also write in! 

What have you discovered in your neighborhood lately? What are some favorite places that transport you? Where do you feel at peace?