Give Date Night a Twist at this Spot with Worm-Salt Cocktails and Cactus
Sometimes a change of pace is just what we need, so give his daytime date a try. Start your afternoon right with perfectly-prepared cappuccinos at Lark Cafe in Flatbush. This kid-friendly cafe brings together their local community by serving up sandwiches, snacks, and Stumptown coffee. They even offer daily children’s classes that engage the whole family, so if you have little ones, you may want to bring them along. This bright, airy coffeehouse is a chill spot to get some fuel for the day with a serious pastry case—pair your tea or coffee with one of their pies, pastries, or pop tarts.
From there, head a few blocks down to take a trip to southern Mexico at La Loba Cantina. If you have kiddos in tow, you may want to leave them home for this part. After all, the hip, colorful spot is a bar at its core with inventive cocktails, an extensive mezcal list, and authentic Oaxacan fare. Snack on street food classics like tacos, chicharrón, ceviche, and elote. One dish not to miss is the traditional tlayuda—a large grilled tortilla layered with beans, oaxacan quesillo, radish, and your choice of nopales (cactus), chicken, or chorizo. No matter what you order, you’ll want to consider trying one of their mezcal flights. Mezcal is served with an orange slice topped with sal con gusano (worm salt—a slightly smoky, savory salt made from worms). Just go with it! Not sure where to begin? Ask one of their incredibly knowledgeable staff for guidance.
1007 Church Avenue, Brooklyn
La Loba Cantina
709 Church Avenue, Brooklyn