Neighborhood: Clinton Hill
Address: 147 Green Ave.

If Fort Greene is the new Park Slope, then Clinton Hill is the old Fort Greene. That doesn’t make much sense, but, hey, they have to justify raising the rent somehow. In any case, Primrose is one of the places that make Clinton Hill so friendly and welcoming. It’s a tiny café on the garden floor of a brownstone. It’s got vegan and gluten-free snacks, great music on the stereo, a New York Times on the table for you to read, a sunny backyard, and friendly staff. It’s easy to miss because it looks like it should be someone’s apartment, but those in the know come to Primrose early and often on the weekends. — Lauretta Charlton