Cuban cuisine is served with mojitos at this bare-bones, cash-only Carroll Gardens cafe.
Carroll Gardens has become a Brooklyn favorite in recent years as many, young and old alike, have flocked here in search of quaintness with convenience. Its Italian-American heritage is visible to this day through its assortment of traditional pizzerias, Italian bakeries, sandwich shops, and even a Sicilian Focacceria, Ferdinando’s. This is yet another Brooklyn neighborhood with a beautiful Historic District that all but transports you in time. Aside from the traditional, though, trendiness is aplenty - from vintage shops to record stores to cocktail bars like Brooklyn Social - you’ll never be bored, guaranteed.