Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crop to Cup Cafe 03-30-2010


Location: 139 Atlantic Ave.
Time: 8am
People: RB and myself

Feelings: As we were walking home one night, we saw a sign said "Coffee Here" at one of the many empty Atlantic Avenue storefronts. Upon researching, I found out that Crop to Cup Cafe was opening up, and we headed back there the next morning with much excitement. It turns out we were the very first customers!

Crop to Cup Cafe serves all locally sourced products. (The coffee beans from Uganda are roasted in Brooklyn, and everything is traceable.) This type of all Brooklyn, local based cafe might be easier to find in Park Slope, but we have not found many in Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights area. I have seen Crop to Cup coffee beans being sold at Brooklyn Flea, but the cafe is even lovelier. The place is decorated with tasteful antique furniture, which according to New York Magazine, are all for sale. I didn't check the price, but since my favorite furniture store, Nova Zembla on Atlantic Avenue is closing, this might be a good place to find something.

Since I can't have coffee for another few months due to pregnancy, RB tasted their drip coffee, and I tried their "Pancake Poppers." I often joke to RB to bring me a cup of coffee as soon as I give birth, but from what he described, Crop to Cup coffee would be the first coffee I would like to have after my pregnancy. He said it was nutty, smooth, bold and delicious.

The Pancake Popper was a very interesting and delicious mini pancake piece of heaven. It was in a little form of a puffed pastry and tasted like pancakes with syrup and butter. If you are craving pancakes but have no time or space to eat them, this would be a great alternative.

Crop to Cup Cafe is a welcoming addition to our neighborhood, and I hope they will do very well. I know I will need a delicious cup of coffee everyday, and if it's locally owned and sourced, even better!

2 comments:

Jenn said...

These pancake poppers sound amazing! Who'd have thought of such a brilliant idea?
Thurmon and I will have to do a major detour to your area of Brooklyn for a few days of eating, and just eating.

Yosh O. said...

I tried their odd shaped bagel today, and it was delicious! you should totally come to our hood...