When you've committed to treating your team to day outside the office—for a team meeting or an offsite—the last thing you want to worry about is where to grab morning coffee.
We're all about making your life easier, so we've put together a list of local-approved eats—everything from morning coffee to a delicious lunch and after-work drinks—that are quick, easy and designed to go.
Bonus: They’re all walking-distance from our locations in Downtown Brooklyn.
Vineapple feels a lot like your best-friend's living room in that it's welcoming enough for you to want to spend the entire day there. It's spacious yet cozy with couches, wood accents and an exposed brick wall giving it a homey feel. The only (likely) difference between Vineapple and your best-friends place is that they carry Stumptown. Catch up on those all-important morning emails from the couch or grab coffee to go for the whole team. Major plus: it's a stone's throw from our locations at 44 Court Street.
Iris Cafe Store #9
Iris is one of those rare restaurants that know how to do breakfast right. (Fun fact: they originally opened with the intention of serving only brunch but quickly grew to include lunch and dinner.) We recommend their hearty (and very symmetrical) yogurt parfait. Service is snappy, so you can enjoy the most important meal of the day without the fear of showing up late to the meeting. If you're craving avocado toast for lunch, you're in luck, they serve brunch until 4:30 pm. The best.
Getting your team to agree on lunch can be tough. Luckily, Dellarocco's Pizza, is just around the corner. Pizza is usually the one dish just about everyone can agree on and if they don't, kale, radicchio and avocado salads are also on the menu. Grab it to go, or take a break from the brainstorming and eat at the restaurant.
We've run enough offsites and team meetings to know that right around three o'clock, there's usually a slight lull in the team's productivity. Time for a mid-afternoon snack. Ample Hills makes some of the best ice cream in the city (seriously). Grab a cone, and walk down the pier to check out the amazing views of Lower Manhattan. That fresh river air (and sweet treat) should be all you need to bring the energy back up.
After work, it's time to reward your hard work with a with a drink before heading home. Colonie is the prefect place for a nice cocktail and a few oysters at the end of a long day. The swanky vibe and excellent selection of tunes makes it the perfect place to unwind after a day of work.
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Shot by Marcus Lloyd.