Being a wee bit of a coffee snob, I have scoped out my favorite places to drink it in the city. Qathra Cafe is definitely one of my top places for a solid cup of brew in Brooklyn. Ride the Q train a little past the park to Cortelyou road and you will find this Egyptian Cafe. Qathra (pronounced Kah-tra) pulls Counter Culture coffee on a La Marzocco Strada, focusing on quality and making an epic cortado, or if you prefer drip, their pour over method is always a winner.
Qathra's interior is dark and earthy with mahogany woods, damask walls and organic textures and has beautiful natural light beaming in from large windows on either side of the cafe. I photographed Qathra in black and white as it was a beautiful way to capture the contrasting light and warming ambiance of this cafe.