Help me on a Park Slope food tour
A few friends and I are planning to take a food tour at Park Slope this Saturday (we're not from the area and plan to be there around 3 pm) and would like a few suggestions in terms of where to have a late lunch/brunch (is Miriam good?).
May you please recommend any dessert/bakeries and coffee places that serves good cappuccino near the nabe? In terms what type of cuisine, we're pretty much open, as long as it's breaking away from the normal brunch food.
Thanks in advance!
I like miriam a lot for brunch, but I do find it to be fairly typical brunch food with a bit of israeli twist. I'm not sure if its original enough for your purposes. I love Franny's for lunch on a weekend, espeically if you can sit in their back garden. The new Mexican place on 7th avenue, Barrio, has brunch and a outdoor patio, and I suppose mexican food could count as non-standard brunch food.
You should consider searching the board - there are billions of posts about Park Slope brunch.
Cousin Johns is mediocre for both sweets and coffee. I don't have enough experience with Sweet Melissa baked goods, but you won't find a revelatory cappucino there. For that I suggest either Cafe Regular on 11th St just off 5th Ave or Southside Coffee on 19th St and 6th Ave (just outside Park Slope). Cafe Regular has good sweets from Marquet Patisserie and bread from Sullivan St, while Southside has less good things from Colson Patisserie. Perhaps your quest for cappucino should be separate from that for sweets, in which case you could hit Ladybird Bakery on 8th Ave near 11th St for a blackout cupcake. Another place for excellent sweets is Trois Pommes Patisserie on 5th Ave between Garfield Pl and Carroll St, fairly close to Miriam, if you end up there.
There is so much to eat in the slope, its tough to say where to start. Here are a few ideas:
- Rosewater for brunch - very seasonal and very good
- Sweet Melissa's Bakery or Cousin John's
- Blue Apron foods is a great specialty store
- Bierkraft for the best beer selection in the area as well as meats and cheeses
- Dram Shop a new bar on 9th street is a fun place to get some pool and shuffleboard in as well as a cheap beer ($2.50 12-3 on Saturdays). I've covered a lot of the area in more detail at the link below:
Thanks for the suggestions!
But what would any or all of you recommend for non-brunch food? Not to say I hate pancakes, omelets, etc., but we're not in the mood for that...
Also, where are some good coffee places nearby (especially cappuccino since a friend of mine is obsessed with it)?
If you're beer fans. I'd highly reccomend stopping in Beer Table for a post-brunch drink.
With 4 beers on tap and about 30 very well selected bottles. I've never had an experience quite like it. The best way to describe is the beer equivalent of a wine bar.