Daily Press Coffee is easy to miss. It’s right there, on the way to the train station, small, un-flashy, unassuming. Step inside, and you get great coffee from the local roaster, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere and a cute backyard, to boot. The latter is definitely worth a visit: if you're stuck in a city jungles, spots like that are like a breath of much needed fresh air.
The fact that this coffeehouse is so under the radar, interestingly, corresponds well to its mission of a local place. The locale is, indeed, somewhat underappreciated, or, at last, it used to be. Bed-Stuy was immortalized by Jay-Z as one of the worst neighborhoods in the city. For years people would steer clear of it, but there are fewer and fewer affordable neighborhoods in New York, so gentrification was imminent. Today Bed-Stuy is Brooklyn’s hidden gem. A swift transition to hipster paradise left the Bed-Stuy with enough gangsta reputation to make it slightly edgy.
You will probably not think of those aspects of Bed-Stuy life as you stop by Daily Press for your morning coffee fix or some pastry. It’s a different neighborhood, and Daily Press is the right place to take a small break from the daily grind and think of those changes. Or get some work done. Trust the venue to be the perfect background for whatever you have in mind.