Welcome to the first installment of Hart Beat’s very own Greenpoint Guide, giving you a inside scoop and a local’s guide to the best neighborhood (yea I said it) in Brooklyn. First up, Ovenly!
If you ever find yourself wandering around Franklin Street in Brooklyn (highly recommended by the way) and find yourself thinking, “Hmm, I could really use some delicious coffee, beautiful ambiance, and MOUTHWATERING COOKIES,” then Hart Beat, I have the place for you. Ovenly, tucked down Greenpoint Ave on quiet West Street sits the most perfect little bakery you will ever find. Greenpoint is quiet but walking to the water on the way to Ovenly makes me feel like I’m in a whole other world.
Before walking into the bakery/coffee shop, just look at the outside. The Pinterest pinner in me wants to cry. Ovenly sits on the edge of Greenpoint’s most prized riverside park and outside the space is plenty of bench and strolling room to enjoy the Manhattan skyline sweeping next to you.
But Hart Beat, the inside of Ovenly is even better. I stop by all the time on rainy days to grab a cookie and read because it is just so lovely inside. Always quiet with the best music playing, Ovenly is never pretentious and honestly, I always enjoy myself here. The best part? Instead of a coffee card to punch the bakery gives out cookie cards. Buy ten cookies and the eleventh one is free.
Ovenly is not the place to shlep your computer bag and apartment contents to in order to work. It’s the kind of place that I love where you can stop in with friends and have a delicious catch up. Or the coffee shop you dream about on a rainy day where you can finish your book in peace.
Stay tuned next week for the next installment, Hart Beat!
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