The Smile. Fashionistas in vintage printed maxi skirts and fur coats dine with guys clad in black skinny jeans, knit hats, and black plastic glasses. The chill crowd flocks to this rustic and cozy café/general store on Bond Street. Noted as the “white-hot center of New York cool” by GQ Magazine, this sceney spot doesn’t disappoint. The Smile boasts local ingredients, such as Gaspe Nova smoked salmon from the LES favorite Russ & Daughters', meats from Schaller and Weber, cheese from Murray’s, and bread from Sullivan St. Bakery.
North Fork potato chips and thin shaved house-cured pickles. Enjoy strong iced coffee or tart basil lemonade to sip with your meal. With salads and sandwiches priced at $13 or less, they are a steal for the neighborhood. If you’re in the mood for breakfast items at brunch, try the Baked Eggs with Ham, which bubble with cheese in a red sauce. This heavy dish may just cure your hangover from last night’s party in Bushwick. The Smile. 26 Bond St.