A Sunday in Brooklyn


I moved to Brooklyn 6 years ago and it quickly became a place I was proud to call home. It’s no secret that in the last few years, Brooklyn has become popular with new developments and great restaurants popping up everywhere.

But what I love about it the most is how stepping foot in this borough will make you feel a world away. Each neighborhood is different and unique in its own way – Brooklyn truly has something for everyone. Today, I’m sharing just a few favorites from New York City’s most loved borough.

10:00 AM – DEVOCION  

 Start your morning at one of my favorite coffee shops in Brooklyn. The space and café are great – this is the perfect spot for a strong Colombian coffee! They work closely with farmers in Colombia to bring you high-quality coffee beans – the motto here is quality over quantity. The staff goes through a rigorous training and if you ask they will tell you that the owners mean serious business. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Phoro: @yang_tan 

Phoro: @yang_tan 


You’ve probably heard of this restaurant by now - Sunday In Brooklyn has that “cool” vibe without being pretentious and the menu debuts classic and creative brunch dishes with local ingredients. If you’re spending a Sunday in Brooklyn, you have to go here, even if it’s just for the name. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Photo by Noah Devereaux

Photo by Noah Devereaux


The concept alone will make you want to go here. Rooftop Reds is a rooftop vineyard above the Navy Yard. When my husband told me about this spot, I admit, I was a bit skeptical about it since the Navy Yard is not what comes to mind when I think “cocktails” but I was wrong. Rooftop Reds is pretty awesome – I mean why had anyone not thought about creating a vineyard on a rooftop!? This place has hammocks, picnic tables, games, wine, and cheese…what more can you want? Reservations are required.  The Navy Yard, Brooklyn


Not too far from Rooftop Reds (But you may want to get an Uber if you’re hungry!)  This place has a special place in my heart since my husband and I celebrated our civil ceremony here (We then went off to the Amalfi Coast, Italy for our official wedding!). Colonia Verde is a rustic Latin restaurant in Fort Greene, that’s cozy and features a delicious menu with faves like duck tacos and a burger with sweet potato shoestring fries! I also always look forward to getting the Churros from the dessert menu!  Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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Just two blocks away from Colonia Verde is Karasu, a dark Japanese bar hidden inside Walter’s restaurant. When you enter Walter’s – walk straight to the back and open the “other” door that is not the bathroom, a hostess will greet you and seat you. Indulge in classic cocktails or just sake but either way you can’t go wrong. Fort Greene, Brooklyn