Chocolatte on Franklin Avenue. Rachel Baron/Bklyner.CROWN HEIGHTS — A bearded, fedora-clad gentlemen, his blank eyes staring out from behind dark-rimmed glasses, watches over the clientele at Chocolatte [https://www.choco-latte.com/] at 800 Franklin Avenue. The bearded dude is the shop’s logo – and, in a way, its mascot,
Clever Blend located at 97 5th Avenue (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)Ciao bella! A bright, welcoming coffee shop has moved into the 97 5th Avenue corner storefront vacated by Gorilla Coffee in January [/caffeine-buzz-gorilla-coffee-to-shutter-5th-avenue-location-in-january/]. Luca Tesconi and Andrea Alimonta launched Clever Blend [https://www.facebook.com/cleverblendcoffee/] on Saturday,
Everyman Espresso (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)Three neon signs on the front window say it all—”Damn Fine Coffee.” Everyman Espresso [http://www.everymanespresso.com/], a bright and cheerful new coffee shop, opened up Wednesday morning in the former Venticinque Cafe space at 162 5th Avenue (between Douglass and
Some institutions endure. (Courtesy BKLYNER/Justin Fox)My soul quivered, my head throbbed, and my tummy rumbled. I meandered to Tom’s Restaurant [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toms-Restaurant/117495804935720?fref=ts](782 Washington Avenue, between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place) on yesterday’s gray, wet morning that
Photo via erin / flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatemaltedshakes/6320658792/in/photolist-aCx2DJ-6tGxHT-dYU1nN-71YWnf-nC5k7T-dyqFdu-9gLnbh-9iVfVn-7hHgvw-bM8ynk-8UfQiD-9ikLs4-o1qutR-8EAmHs-6M9j2f-93LQgv-6M9iKU-bwFCpZ-73dG5h-9Sp4Pt-eRDT7P-BPKfo-8LFFsz-ad7efP-ahkS3o-dXkbQs-cmhdYG-jf7gsD-3bvYrL-8bcZf7-hcG185-ad6Zj8-6SDnt1-cWFMYL-cdeZyd-dSHN3F-o4n4m9-8kTZkK-6M9ano-9rS5LR-77M2eC-5MLfvw-chNKoE-78PTxe-BPKhe-8yd9qL-4gJJQP-r13vZE-v5tX1V-dXRB82r] Well, Park Slope caffeinated community, it looks
The interior of Blue Bottle is coming to life. (Photo by Donny Levit / Park Slope Stoop)Right on the heels of our recent large mug of caffeine announcement [/blog/business/no-caffeine-withdrawal-for-park-slope-new-starbucks-everyman-espresso-and-uptown-roasters-coming-this-fall/] s, Blue Bottle Coffee [https://bluebottlecoffee.com/] is planning to join Park Slope this Fall. A spokesperson told us
Photo via everymanespresso [https://www.instagram.com/p/BBp7R2LBZpk/?taken-by=everymanespresso&hl=en]The founders of the ubiquitous coffee outlet once considered the name “Pequod” to name their future coffee empire. “Then they decided no one would want to drink a cup of ‘Pee-quod’,” reported the Seattle Post-Intelligencer [http://blog.
Sign outside of Venticinque Cafe on July 18, 2016. (Photo by Alex Benn)An unwelcome sign has appeared in the window of the normally welcoming Venticinque [https://www.facebook.com/Venticinque-229957760468001/] (162 5th Avenue near Degraw Street). The pleasant, petit, and unassuming cafe “will be closed for the foreseeable future,