Owner Murat Uyaroglu pours some of the best Stumptown coffee in Brooklyn. The homemade savory scones are so sought after that an early wake-up call is in order to guarantee your breakfast. But the character of Hungry Ghost comes from Uyaroglu's particular idea: laptop space is limited. Hungry Ghost is also a place for real people and real conversations. Remember that?

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Food Republic - You Travel, You Eat: Where To Dine, Drink And Shop In South Brooklyn

In the second installment of our two-part Brooklyn lovefest, we are dishing up the borough’s southern half (earlier: North Brooklyn). From Dumbo’s cinematic cobblestones to the farthest reaches of Red Hook, South Brooklyn claims some of New York City’s best restaurants, bars and culinary attractions. As with all destination guides, this compilation is but the tip of the hand-carved iceberg (we're talking about Brookyn, after all). Consider these our top picks for eating very, very well, South Brooklyn–style.

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Espresso & the City - Hungry Ghost (Prospect Heights)

I’ve been meaning to visit Hungry Ghost for the past few months since it popped up on Flatbush Ave on the border of Prospect Heights and Park Slope and I’m so glad I finally did. I first went on a hot summer Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to walk into a big airy space with wooden benches and tables. There was a mix of the stroller set and 20/30-somethings and their laptops. Both times I have visited it’s been busy but I’ve always been served quickly and efficiently.

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