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.