Coffee in Williamsburg
I love Gimme Coffee, but they close at 8PM, and as a grad student I need strong coffee and a place to sit and read at 1 or 2 AM. Does anyone know a place in or near Williamsburg that fits the bill? Surely I don't actually have to take the train into Manhattan just to find a good late-night coffee shop!
South 4th Bar & Cafe (on S. 4th & Berry - "link to a place" is not cooperating) should fit the bill - it's a relatively mellow, clean, spacious bar that serves decent coffee (with free refills) until 2am each weeknight. Although not guaranteed to be perfectly serene night in and night out (it is a bar, though a relatively tame one), I've had plenty of success holing up in a corner with a book or a laptop until the wee hours.
As an added bonus, they have a somewhat-excellent beer selection, should studying devolve into something less productive on any given evening.
I am a law student, and I study at Simple Cafe on Bedford and S. 3rd. They are only open until about 10pm, but have great coffee, tea, and delicious and inexpensive food. Its cozy, they have free wifi, and they don't mind if you stay for hours