The third of Zeb Stewart aka Mr. Williamsburg’s impressive drinking and feeding hole portfolio, (think Union Pool and Hotel Delmano), Cafe Colette is the perfect mix of a polished yet informal aesthetic. The bistro, which adopts a mix of French inspired American cuisine, combines painted floors with cement tables and brightly colored walls adorned with quirky black and white photographs, to create a space that feels equally appropriate for lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks.
The menu, which features standard egg-based brunch fare alongside other classics such as, grass-fed beef burgers in toasted sesame buns with French fries, and fried chicken sandwiches with pickled vegetables and watercress, also plays host to one or two more unusual dishes. This keeps Cafe Colette up to date with the stiffly competitive Brooklyn food scene. One such dish, masterminded by Head Chef Anna Eveleigh, is the White Bean and Kale Stew which is served with a sunny-side up egg, a sprinkling of Parmesan and two hunks of toasted sourdough bread. The extensive evening cocktail list follows a similar traditional with a twist format, offering the full list of classics in addition to specialist house-blended beverages such as, the Colette Cocktail which mixes gin, Herbs de Provence, and sparkling rose. For coffee aficionados on the go, there is a takeout window serving Stumpton Coffee and Mexican Coke with real cane sugar all day and, as the days get longer, there are benches out front and a pretty courtyard in the back allowing customers to make the most of the sun’s warm rays.
Cafe Colette is located at 79 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY.
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