DUMBO – Michelin-starred pastry chef Ryan Butler debuted his second outpost of Butler Bake Shop & Espresso Bar on Tuesday at 40 Water Street in DUMBO.
The 1,200-square-foot space offers seating for 36 customers inside and 16 outdoor seats. The menu features breakfast and lunch options, sweet (muffins, cakes, cookies, babka) and savory (scones, protein bars) baked goods, and Intelligentsia coffee.
For breakfast, diners can select from Summer Berry Toast (house-made sour dough topped with seasonal berries, mascarpone, rhubarb jam, and lavender); a Breakfast Sandwich (a fried egg on house-made potato & scallion brioche with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and truffle aioli); Petite French Toast; assorted fruit bowls; and more.
Lunch options include a variety of salads and sandwiches; an Eggplant & Burrata Crostini (house-made sour dough with kalamata olives, mint, and hazelnuts); and a Sausage Roll (puff pastry filled with ground heritage pork and onion, topped with poppy seeds).
Chef Butler will be teaching baking classes at the new location on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7pm. Lessons cost $59 and include craft beer and wine. The first Butler Bakeshop debuted in Williamsburg in 2016.
Butler Bake Shop & Espresso Bar
40 Water Street (on the corner of Dock Street), DUMBO
Monday – Friday: 7am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am to 5pm
In other food news, Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is planning to open a Brooklyn outpost at 166 Flatbush Avenue across from the Barclays Center, The Real Deal reported last week. The property, owned by Michael Pintchik, was initially slated to become Kings Town, a three-story gastro pub/sports bar, as well as a 3,700-square-foot sushi/izakaya bar in the lower level.
Some locals are surprised with the addition of a fast-food chain to the landlord’s roster of “artisanal, unique tenants” which includes Ovenly at 210 Flatbush; mokbar at 212 Flatbush; Snowdays at 214 Flatbush; Orange Theory at 248 Flatbush; SoulCycle at 342 Flatbush; and Union Market just below the spin studio, however the Chick-fil-A will likely attract groups looking for a quick pre-game or pre-show meal before heading to Barclays.
Purveyor of salads and healthy bowls, Sweetgreen, will be opening its fourth location in Brooklyn later this year, Patch reported. The company recently signed a lease for a 3,200-square-foot space located at 125 Court Street (between Atlantic Ave. & State St.) in Downtown Brooklyn. Sweetgreen currently has a location in DUMBO and two in Williamsburg.
Lastly, the owners of Cobble Hill’s revamped The Long Island Bar (110 Atlantic Ave.), Toby Cecchini and Joel Tompkins, are opening a new bar at 31 Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, according to Grub Street. The new watering hole will be located near BAM [adjacent to BRIC] in a “service alley” with little foot traffic, Cecchini said.
Slated to open in the Fall, the smaller venue, which does not have an official name yet, will have a “reduced” spirits and beer selection compared to The Long Island Bar, as well as a “less ambitious” menu.