j and i are always on the hunt for great coffee — and at least for now — most of the really great places in new york seem to be finding their way to williamsburg which is really not that convenient for a quick cup in the morning with two kids in tow. so several months ago we were very pleased to discover southside coffee on 6th avenue and 19th street — not exactly walking distance for us but definitely worth the trip. with really remarkable baristas, and coffee from intelligentsia, they make outstanding cappuccinos (all i prefer to drink) and the mood is nice and low key. not the coziest spot, but with baked pastries southside coffee is definitely worth a weekly trek. southside coffee, 652 6th avenue at 19th street, brooklyn, new york, 718.599.0887.