No place is complete without taking care of its natives and visitors’ exquisite gastronomical experience. Besides New York, being famous for its snow, this American city is also smashingly popular for the variety of food available. Especially the most-talked-about borough of NYC, Brooklyn, which has a plethora of exotic and off-beat cafes.
If you are traveling and exploring the cosmopolitan New York City, going and checking out all the underrated restaurants and cafes in Brooklyn is a must. Everyone goes to those common cafes to match their already-visited friends and family. But why not try out something totally different?
Plus, to savor the best culinary experience of your life, the undiscovered cafes of Brooklyn are your go-to place. Not only is the food lip-smacking, but the ambiance of these places is aesthetically addictive.
So, what is stopping you from trying out these unbelievable cafes? This specially curated list of these play-down Brooklyn cafes will persuade you to drop a visit once.
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Best Next-Door Cafes in Brooklyn
From cozy to fancy, all the cafes are covered in the list, so all your different requirements are met without any self-trade-off. After all, you deserve the best in exchange for your precious time and money.
Who can say no to a comforting place? Its country vibes and ’90s retro aura will make you feel like you are eating in the comfort of your own home. Besides, the delicious plates they serve include ham and cheese omelets, greek burgers, lunch platters, bacon, and fries.
Moreover, after you finish the delicious American breakfast or brunch, don’t miss out on the decadent in-house desserts. Especially Tina’s Place creamy rice pudding and the exemplary New York Cheesecake. (Honestly, my mouth is watering as I write about these irresistible dishes.)
As for the range of prices for this cafe, they are not at all skyrocketing. So, if you want to enjoy home-style cooked food away from home, this spot will not disappoint you.
Location: 2300 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564, United States
Call At: +1 510-964-7546
All my vegan buddies now have a spot to eat, drink and have the time of their lives. Not only can you savor the tasty vegan dishes but that too at reasonable rates. Quality ingredients, traditional recipes, and fresh produce are the USPs of this Brooklyn cafe.
The overall space is cozy and radiates a lot of warmth. You will find greenery dominating the premise, and every nook will call you out loudly. Some of the signature plates that you must order are vegan nuggets, jungle burritos, avocado caesar salads, macro bowls, and more.
Moreover, the menu has chilled and hot beverages, along with healthy juices, to boost your immunity. After a visit here, you and your body will feel very refreshed.
Location: 131 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States
Call At: +1 347-987-4981
Popular for its drinks and varied food, Sweet Science is a very different place with raw and street interiors. Also, the generous space, classic and comforting food, and relaxed atmosphere will let you eat and refresh for a while.
You might also make a friend here, so spend the whole evening here with their frozen beverages and yummilicious dishes. Some of their must-try plates are Mini Shrimp Tacos, Slow Cooked Half Rack Pork Ribs, Fish n’ Chips, Steak Sandwiches, House Cajun Fries, and more.
If you want a perfect ending to your meal, the in-house Banana Pudding and Warm Brownie with vanilla ice cream desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth. (Are you also feeling hungry now???)
Location: 135 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Call At: +1 347-763-0872
Park Slope’s most celebrated place serves true and authentic Israeli cuisine. Not many know the beauty of this cuisine is not its specifications; in fact, it is a delicious by-product of the cross-cultural pollination of dishes.
Lively, homely, and distinct are some of the words that describe the aura of the place. You may visit any time of the day, there are plentiful options for each breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages. (So, visit without worry!)
Additionally, there are starters and main courses in each for you to pick and choose. Some of the out-of-the-world plates are Grilled Halloumi Cheese & Artichoke Heart Salad, Miriam’s Hummus, Goat Cheese Crostini, Grilled Mediterranean Branzino, etc.
And don’t leave without trying out the Halva Mousse, Kanafe, Malabi, and more. Also, who said to only try American food when in NYC? Why not benefit from the cultural flooding in the city through this Brooklyn cafe? The best part is that you can also order online if you are tired and just want to eat and relax in the hotel room.
Location: 79 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Call At: +1 718-622-2250
Bep is a cafe in Brooklyn that not many people know of. The most common notion about this simple and plain-looking place is that all they serve is coffee and a sandwich. However, the plain as a pikestaff space is very welcoming and serves a lot more than just a coffee. (Although, that too!)
This family-friendly place serves Vietnamese street delicacies, and all the ingredients are sourced locally. (So, totally fresh!) Pho Bo Soup, Cuan Chay, Canh Ga Chien, Cha Gio, and Xa Xiu Cuon are some of the dishes you can try out.
If you think you will have to spend a lot of money to enjoy these street foods, you will be amazed to see the reasonable prices of each one of them. So, without worrying about the budget, just spare some time and enjoy this hidden gem.
Location: 346 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249-5514, United States
Call At: +1 718-218-7067
Although this Brooklyn eatery is opened in a quaint place, the food served there will bowl you out completely. I know that all that traveling will make you tired, so a full and comforting plate of food will fill not only your stomach but also your soul.
The bonus is that you can come anytime in the day as they are open all seven days. Now, if I mention their specialty, the Mexican and deli food served will leave you wanting more and more.
Note that this place doesn’t serve alcohol, but there is no limitation on food otherwise. Tacos, batidos, burritos, chicken wings, chicken nuggets, mini quesadillas, cheeseburgers, and more are some dishes you must consider ordering if you decide to relish some Mexican cuisine.
Location: 884 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Call At: +1 718-926-2042
Everybody likes to eat Italian, which is why, all over the world, there are a plethora of Italian restaurants and cafes opened in every nook and corner. But the question of authenticity always crops up.
But Belli Osteria, which is the best Italian cafe in Brooklyn, prepares nothing but original. In-house prepared pasta from scratch, handcrafted burgers, and slow-cooked sauces are enough testament to their traditional cooking style.
Risotto Pollaio, Tuscan meat lasagna, roasted butternut squash, ricotta cheese ravioli, Belli burger, french fries, and whatnot are some of their must-tries. Also, don’t forget to sip some of their iconic and signature cocktails that you have surely not tried before.
And do check their website to ensure that you avail the happy hour offers and deals. Why not? Right??? The moment you are here, I promise that it will be difficult to say your goodbyes, as the ambiance is very friendly and cozy.
Location: 860 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
Call At: +1 347-799-1230
Tous Les Jours
If your preference is to take a bite of something freshly baked or sip something freshly brewed, Tous Les Jours is très parfait. Of course, if you want to hang out in a place that is bougie enough, TLJ is your spot.
The plus point is that they have everything for every occasion. Be it Halloween, mother’s day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Moreover, the variety of bread in this boutique-styled Brooklyn cafe will leave you hanging in the middle to choose what to eat.
So, if you only want to enjoy your sweet time with sweet food in your hand, Tous Les Jours has a very different vibe. You will not help yourself from visiting the place again and again.
Macrons, cakes, and donuts are just a few of the things that are definitely worth eating. To get an overall idea of what various options are available, check out Tous Les Jours’ website.
6003 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220, United States
2017 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214, United States
+1 718-686-6886, +1 718-872-5450
Dumbo, no, I am not calling you this. It is a place in Brooklyn that see people mainly because of the Almondine Bakery. If you love some classic french food, don’t think twice before driving to this cafe.
Baguettes, sourdough loaves, macaroons, croissants, crêpes, chocolat, and meringues are some authentic french plats. Although the dishes on the menu are not only limited to these mentioned dishes, there are so many options in sweet and savory to choose from.
So, spending time and money here will be the best “Bon-appetite” till now. Also, it is not something new and is quite an established bakery. Artisan french baker Herve Poussot opened it a long time back in the year 2014.
Finally, for a guaranteed a great time and drool over the intricacies of french cuisine, Almondine bakery will be a paradise for you.
Location: 85 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Call At: +1 718-797-5026
If you just want to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee and nothing else, you are just like me. I mean, at times, all we want is to enjoy “ME” or “PARTNER” time with just java. All the coffee people, add going to Partner’s Coffee to your to-do list for yummiclious cold and hot brews, blends, and teas.
After all, sipping these world-famous beverages will give you a one-of-the-kind experience that you never be able to forget. The comforting, minimalist, yet modern interiors add a lot of aesthetic. Perfect for you to click photos and take quirky selfies. So, if you are planning to take up the road to Brooklyn, also take out time to visit this cafe.
In case you want to take along coffee or their special teas back home, the good news is that you can buy them too.
Location: 125 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
Call At: +1 347-586-0063
Now that you have a list of all the cafes in Brooklyn, NYC, you can easily chalk out the plan to visit at least one of them if you are here. After all, you don’t want to miss out on the specialties that this place has to offer.
It doesn’t really matter if you are alone or tagging along with your friends; all these cafes will easily impress you. (US Roadtrips are the best) Anyway, you will want to grab a grub, so why not choose any one of these Brooklyn cafes?