Pit Stop for Coffee: Kinfolk Studios

IMG_4846 What do you do in Williamsburg when you're hanging out in the East River State Park and it suddenly begins torrential down pouring? The key is to get inside and get inside somewhere fast. The closest place for me was a place called Kinfolk Studios, a mix between a coffee shop and surf shop (?), which I noticed because the front was basically an opened garage door. I had to get something since I was going to be there for a while so I bought an iced coffee for $3.50. Painful. I tried to tell myself it was okay though because it was really strong. Kinfolk Studios seemed cool although the interior decor was slightly confusing. Wooden panels, palm trees, and seventies-style lighting fixtures make it look like a scene from Anchorman or a mod Malibu bachelor pad, but the old chalkboard with the menu and the countless espresso machines scream Brooklyn. I'm not quite sure what the scene is like here not on a weekday when it's full of people on their Mac Books, but from what I'm gathering on Yelp it looks like there is a DJ on weekends and I'm not sure how I feel about that. However, the more I watch Girls, the more curious I am about going back to Kinfolk Studios at a busier hour to see exactly what it's all about.