Where to stay: Wythe Hotel
This former barrel-making factory nails that elusive warm, industrial-style feel with lofty rooms, reclaimed wood, soaring windows and vintage-style wallpaper. If you don’t stay here, hang out on the rooftop bar, The Ides, which offers refreshing cocktails and stunning views of Manhattan. 80 Wythe Ave., wythehotel.com.
Where to eat: Egg
Indulge in a Southern-style farm-to-table (seriously, the restaurant has its own farm in Oak Hill, N.Y.) breakfast, served all day, every day. If you’re really hungry, try the Eggs Rothko: an easy-cooked egg in a slice of brioche, topped with Grafton cheddar. Tip: Visit Mast Brothers Chocolate next door to check out the factory and pick up a Brooklyn Blend bar to bring home. 109 N. 3rd St., eggrestaurant.com.
Where to eat: Roberta's
An offbeat atmosphere and fantastic wood-fired pizza with a pillowy crust make Roberta’s a cult favourite in Brooklyn. Although I hardly stray from my go-to margherita pzza, I ordered the Baby Sinclair and had no regrets! 261 Moore St., robertaspizza.com.