Monday, December 16, 2013

Milk & Honey (Ditmas Park)

Milk & Honey is a wonderful and desperately needed cafe in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. I am always on the look out for new places around here since I live so close, but besides for the few staple spots on Cortelyou Road, it's been slim pickings. 

Milk & Honey opened a few months back on the quiet corner of Newkirk and Westminster Road, and is owned and run by Max, of Qathra on Cortelyou. 

There are a couple of good things going for M & H.

  1. Free Wi-Fi and a bunch of outlets
  2. Good, cheap coffee from Counter Culture
  3. $5 pretty decent breakfast sandwiches 
  4. Homemade yummy pastries

The space is open, airy, and beautiful, definitely the nicest vibe in the neighborhood. Besides for the uncomfortable metal stools (mostly backless), you can station yourself here and just chill out, have a cup of joe, do some work on your laptop, or catch up with friends. They have a decent selection of eggs, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads and although the food is not mind blowing, it it not terrible either. I've had the egyptian poached eggs, smoked salmon eggs benny as well as a few of the flatbreads, all of which have been satisfying and keep me coming back. The pastries are delicious, as is their coffee. 

This is no destination location, but if you live nearby, it is definitely worth checking out. 

Neighborhood: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Cuisine: Coffeehouse / Cafe

Bite Mark: ***

Good For: Breakfast / Brunch, Neighborhood Joint, Cheap Eats, Free Wi-Fi 

Milk & Honey, 1119 Newkirk Avenue 718-513-0441