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Bep at Simple Cafe

346 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.712498 -73.962601
nr. S. 3rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-218-7067 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
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Official Website

beprestaurant.blogspot.com

Hours

Mon, noon-4pm and 6pm-10pm; Tue-Fri, 6pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.; J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

Prices

$5-$10

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Union Ave. to Kent Ave., Clymer St. to N. 12th St.

Profile

Chef An Nguyen Xuan pops up in Bedford Avenue's Simple Café space Monday, Thursday, and Friday nights to offer Vietnamese home-style staples. On those nights, the lights are dimmed and chopsticks appear on each table. Bep's appetizer rolls are plump, with a thin transparent wrapping allowing a view of the colorful vegetables accompanying shrimp and/or pork. The crispy wontons are tasty, but their dryness benefits from some added hot sauce, conveniently provided on every tabletop, alongside decorative flowers. Pork banh mi sandwiches are stuffed with carrots, daikon, cucumbers, cilantro and peppers in a baguette, but a traditional diner may miss the absent pate (though admittedly, many with Americanized palates will not). Authentic pho drowns thinly cut beef in a flavorful broth, filling a large bowl, accompanied by bean sprouts and sliced jalapeno peppers. For a refreshing (and not overly sweet) twist on the Arnold Palmer, try their Vietnamese version, which combines jasmine tea with lime juice.

Recommended Dishes

Pho, $10; grilled pork banh mi, $6

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