There’s only one way to wake up in Brooklyn: with a cup of joe and a savory piece of pastry of some sorts. The culinary experts at Lunitas have transformed the morning tastes into an art form. You instantly dig into the fancy coffee shop’s star edible: scrambled eggs with tomatoes and avocado on a cheddar chive biscuit. Still, the sleeper you should savor is the breakfast empanada with fresh chimichurri sauce. Yum!
As you have noticed, everyone travels by bike in Clinton Hill. It’s time to fit in, and for that head on over to Fulton Bikes. The bicycle specialists offer the premiere road masters like Trek Emonda or Cinelli. if you aren’t in the market for buying, Fulton offers affordable rentals – so you could get accustomed to riding through the city. The shop does many other things like tune-ups and apparel sales.
When it comes to local shopping, Clinton Hill isn’t nearly on par with Williamsburg or DUMBO. Still, the boutique shopping game is still on point. That’s clearly obvious after you peruse the goods at Green in BKLYN. The shop specializes in anything and everything eco-friendly, from cleaning supplies, to recycled paper products such as stationery and towels, sheets and bathroom towels, sustainable and reusable kitchen supplies.
Now is a good time to get back to the historical side of your new nabe. A visit to the Lefferts-Laidlaw House is always a solid choice. The villa, located at 136 Clinton Avenue, is a landmark for its incredible architecture and was the former of home of one Brooklyn’s most storied families: The Lefferts. The temple-fronted Greek Revival home was built and owned by Rem Lefferts in 1840. A quick history lesson tells you that the Lefferts family is one of the oldest settlers in Kings County who have helped shape the agriculture of the area.
All this information has your head spinning and it’s a good thing that you’re just around the corner on Fulton, because that’s where you have a reservation at Emily. Yes, on the surface, this is a pizza place. And yes, you have already had some great pizza today. But you aren’t here for pizza pie, rather you’re after a salad and a burger, which is possibly the best you will ever have. The tasty creation features Fleisher’s pasture-raised dry aged beef on a pretzel bun, Emmy sauce with Grafton cheddar. Still, you should peep the rest of the pizza portion of the creatively color-coded menu featuring categories such as "The Reds,” “The Pinks,” “The Whites,” and “The Greens.”
A little bit down the road is another craft cocktail gem. The atmosphere at Mekelburg’s is unique, given it being part gourmet grocer and part fancy boozy bar secluded in basement-level digs. The bar, which opened very recently, has gained notice for its high-end cheeses and meat plates, which you can’t help but instantly indulge. As you sip on a local craft beer (one of the 16 on tap), you walk around to find out that there’s even backyard seating. Just perfect.