Weekday breakfast between Bklyn Hgts and Boerum Hill?
Looking for a good place to meet a friend for breakfast on a weekday around 9am. I'm in the north Heights and she's on Douglass St so anyplace in between would be great. We thought about Apt. 138 on Smith St but they don't open until 11. Now the only place I can think of (aside from coffee shops) is Tazza on Henry. Any other ideas? Thanks!
Thanks for the suggestions. We went to Cafe LULUc and it was fine. Not crowded but not completely empty, and they had no problem with us sitting and chatting for 2 hours over breakfast. My friend had a mushroom omelet which she enjoyed and I ordered the pancakes with fruit. The pancakes were delicious and fluffy, although the fruit was sort of sad and past its prime.
Next time we will try Marquet or maybe Ted and Honey (which I hadn't heard of before -- love these boards!).
I actually haven't been to Tazza on Henry in a long time, but I have been avoiding their Clark St. location because their coffee sucks (it was fine when it opened but has gone steadily downjill) and service is usually surly.
I also have issues with F. Martinella -- I stopped in there for cold cuts a couple of months ago and the service was excruciatingly slow and horrible, not to mention the deli meats were overpriced.
Anyway, Cafe LULUc was great yesterday. When my friend meets me closer to the Heights, we'll probably go to Clark's.
* Cafe Pedlar, corner of Warren and Court, is good for great coffee and a pastry.
* Ted and Honey, corner of Clinton and Verandah (btw Congress and Warren) has good, if a tad overpriced, coffee and food (breakfast sandwiches and pastries and such) that you can eat at one of the few tables or take to Cobble Hill Park next door. Not a sit-down-and-order-an-omelet type of place, though.
* I suspect F. Martinella (corner of State(?) and Court) might have some decent food, though it's not really a restaurant, more a deli you can get something and sit at one of the tables.
* What don't you like about Tazza on Henry?
These aren't the best suggestions, but I'm not normally a weekday breakfaster in the 'hood. Let us know what you find?
Ted & Honey
264 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
210 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
119 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
I find the service at Ted & Honey to be sporadic and forget about it they’re busy – go elsewhere. Try Marquette (Court off of Warren) which I believe has some limited cooked dishes for breakfast. If not their pastries and coffee are very good IMO. There's a small seating area in back as well.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who's not jazzed about the service at Ted and Honey. I'll recommend it and support it as it's a neighborhood place and the food's not bad, but I just get a real unfriendly vibe from the woman who works the register on the weekends. I don't know if I'm imagining it but I feel like she's friendlier to just about everyone else. Maybe they have a thing about kids (though if they do, they picked the wrong 'hood). For $2.50 for a(n admittedly good) scone, you can give me a smile, can't you? OK, enough bitching. Back on topic, I did not know Marquet had hot food, that is good to know.