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180 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.689571 -73.972502
nr. Carlton Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-852-2556 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Soup & Sandwich, Vegetarian/Vegan
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Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 7:30am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q, R at DeKalb Ave.; G at Fulton St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


A burgeoning coffee scene may be essential to becoming a hipper hood, but few spots have become the go-to nook like this aptly named mud spot and ice-cream parlor. It's been open since July 2007, and carefully chosen mismatched tables and chairs furnish the skinny space’s pale yellow walls, just across the street from Fort Greene Park. Advice for the caffeine-cautious: Every robust java drink here gets two shots of espresso unless otherwise specified. Velvety ice cream is churned (almost) daily in miniscule batches and always includes a vegan option and playful flavors, like Jamaican Grapenut, which packs swirls of Grapenut cereal into vanilla cream, popular in Jamaica and delectable worldwide. Balthazar supplies some of the flaky pastries, and the cafe makes its own sandwiches. There’s plenty to sustain the cyber-squatters seeking free wireless and a hi-amp cup of joe and to nurture the yoga students next door.

Recommended Dishes

Almond croissant, $3.50