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Fondue Now Available At Puff On Avenue Z


Puff Cafe In Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Puff Caffe (1307 Avenue Z) – a favored hangout of local 16-year-old brats illustrating their maturity by smoking hookah packed with sophisticated shisha flavors like “Sex On The Beach” and “Fuzzy Navel” – is now offering fondue. It’s right there on the sign. Hookah. Fondue. You get the point.

While they’re not the first to offer fondue in the area, it might be an attempt to diversify their post-adolescent offerings as the sale of shisha to minors is likely to become illegal in the next few months.

The lounge – er, “caffe” – is offering Swiss fondue, to be specific. They’ll have various kinds of chocolate (white, dark, milk), cheese and “special beer cheese” to dip appropriate fondue dipping stuff into.

Good for them, expanding to a new international cuisine. It’s like a regular ol’ United Nations at Puff. They use the Italian variant for “caffe” without any semblance of an Italian cafe, offer Turkish hookah and foods like hummus and, um, quesadillas, and now pair it up with Swiss cheese and chocolates.

Only in the Bay, baby.

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  1. Hey – that is a great name for a fondue restaurant. 

    I hate to breathe in smoke and foul stenches of any kind.  I hope that they make a section for non smokers.  I would love to try that restaurant, but I won’t go if I have to eat smoke with my cheese.

  2. When the law passes closing the loophole that allows minors to use hookahs and other alternative means of smoking they will phase out that part of the operation. Fondue and smoke are a terrible combination, unless it’s part of the expected curing process for the cheese.

  3. Too bad there is no more Blonde, Red, Black, Brown,  or Green to put in those hookah’s, oh those were the days!

  4. Every now and then there are these posts that Ned writes that bring me to a loud chuckle in the middle of the office.

    This = one of them.

    That may or may not be related to the fact that I was once one of those sophisticated 16 year old brats.

  5. my hookah obsessed friend tried this place, asked me to join him. we were the only two adults in the joint besides the manager and the waitress. there were about 5 or 6 teens in the corner. That was it.

    The place was BLASTING house music (music so house the one lyric you heard in the song was a demonic voice that said “I bring you HOUSE”…as well as “I bring you DRUGS”). You couldn’t hear a thing. This is a hookah bar right? Or a cafe? My friend and I were shouting to hear each other. The manager heard/saw us, made us visibly aware we were upsetting him, and he cranked up the music even louder.

    For the record and for context, neither I nor my friend hail from behind the old Iron Curtain.

  6. Got to write a script to make this the default comment for any post with “businesses” as a tag.

  7. Shoot, i was going to open a cafe named “Puff”, but I would have featured Peter, Paul&Mary music, obviously. And your Hookah would contain pot luck, so to speak.

  8. No more kids at Puff. I was there today. Hookah always good. I like this place, they change the signe, the doing constraction otside. Fondue is good, When is gonna be fondue will be a lot of people after 25, for shore. I like this place. always clean and friendly 

  9. The place is different from when it used to. Give it some time. It will be a great place to hand out. Can’t wait to try the cheese fondue

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