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Great newish spot on 5th ave--apropos cafe

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We were looking for a cup of coffee tonight and Gorilla was closed. On 5th ave between berkeley and lincoln is a newish wine/espresso/coffee bar (guy said they have been there since Nov 1). Really excellent banana espresso bread pudding and solid coffee. We were the only people there Saturday night at 10...I would like this place to stick around! Super nice guy there, too.

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  1. I agree. The espresso banana cake was amazing, the coffee good and Ali, the owner, was cheerful and nice to talk to. I hope Apropos sticks around too.

    1. It's a pleasant spot to relax and enjoy a cup of tea, too. I stopped in a couple of times while x-mas shopping on 5th ave. and came out feeling so much better.

        1. I stopped by the other day with my wife on my friend's recommendation. She had the pesto pizza and I had the portobello. I have to say both were extraordinary. We also had a great bottle of cabernet from chile. great music, great atmosphere, and great prices, I highly recommend this place

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          1. re: eatalot2

            I am glad to see someone commenting on more than the coffee & deserts. This place has the most amazing thin, thin crust pizzas, bruschette and salads. And a fun and affordable wine list. I m addicted. Portobello pizza with garlic shallot puree, truffle puree, fresh thyme, percorino & roasted portobello mushrooms - WOW - bruschetta with warm figs & sweet gorgonzola - OH MY GOSH - & everything else is just as magical. Forget Frannys - this is the best!!!!! This gem of a place won't be a secret for long.

          2. I like this place also. Very good coffee, and the pizza are very tasty, albeit a little too oily for my taste. It never seems crowded though, so I don't know if its going to survive.

            1. Oh I definitely agree. Apropos Cafe is a great little spot to stop for coffee and dessert (the cheesecake with blueberries is very nice) or a glass of wine and cheese board, bruschetta or a pesto&prosciutto&cheese panini. The place has such a good vibe that I've stopped on my own in between shopping stops and with friends, who are always content upon finishing up the meal. The music selection is really good too and Ali is a wonderful host! Thumbs up!

              1. Wow, I hate to dissagree with so many people, but I'm really surprised that anyone likes this place. Given I haven't tried the desserts or coffee, but I did have the pizzas and they were horrid. Small (though that didin't really matter), oily (and I like grease!) and the toppings were just bad. My pizza was the clam and it tasted so bad I could only force down a slice and a 1/2. The clams were brown, dry and chewey. I'm positive they came out of a can and they were cooked into a jerky-like form. My partner had some chorizo or sausage thing (can't remember). It was oily, salty, and basically tasted like oversalted sausage on a table cracker. Even the crust didn't have a good flavor.

                Maybe I ordered the wrong type of pizza, or it was an off day (not crowded, they had plenty of time to make it). But for the price I'd rather pick from the other pizza/Italian place in PS or in Carrol Gardens for that matter.