A day in Williamsburg, New York City

Last time I went to New York we just ran out of time to visit Brooklyn so this time it was high on my list of things I wanted to tick off. We got up early and headed to the Williamsburg Bridge to make the trek across the water. After a 20 minute leisurely stroll, we made it into Williamsburg and made a beeline for some brunch to fill our empty bellies.

A quick five minute walk from the Brooklyn end of the bridge is Rabbit Hole. Offering a brunch menu until late afternoon, the cute little restaurant wouldn't look out of place in east London. With exposed brick walls and quirky chandeliers, it's a hipster's paradise. I imagine it will be a great little spot once the weathers starts to warm up thanks to the cute outside garden. I opted for their eggs Benedict served on an American biscuit instead of the traditional English muffin I'm used it. It was delicious although it could have had a little more hollandaise sauce. After we've stuffed our faces we made for Bedford Avenue - the main strip in the district.

The south Williamsburg road is full of independent coffee shops, enticing bars, quirky shops and endless restaurants, just waiting to be discovered. We really enjoyed taking our time and wandering in and out of the different shops. We stopped at a French-inspired bakery called Fabienes for a pastry and a hot drink to help hide us from the cold. The apple pie was delicious!

After refuelling, we took a stroll towards East River State Park. We didn't stay long as the wind was ferocious but definitely pack some snacks, take advantage of the picnic tables and set up shop here if you visit during the warmer weather. This waterfront park offers some incredible views of the Manhattan skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

I fell completely head over heels for Williamsburg and I'm definitely going to base myself there for my next trip to the city. I adored the vibe and it has great transport links to Manhattan - although I think they might be closing the L train next year to help repair the line after it suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy. So bear this in mind! It's one place I know I'm definitely going to return too.


  1. Looks like an absolute dream Sophie! Feelin' those Gossip Girl vibes (:

  2. I didn't have a chance to explore Brooklyn enough at all on my visit to New York a few years ago, but I feel like I would just adore Williamsburg - it looks just like my kind of place. Your photos have really awoken the NYC wanderlust in me - I can't wait to go back one day! xx

  3. Looks so amazing! I preferred Brooklyn to Manhattan when I visited too - feels much more laid-back x

  4. I've been to Rabbit Hole before, and I'm glad you liked it just as much as I did! Great post love xxx

    Melina | melinaelisa.com


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