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Cafe Paulette

136 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.689731 -73.975984
at S. Eliot Place  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-694-2044 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Fri, 8am-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Fulton St.; B, Q, R at DeKalb Ave.; 2, 3, 4, 5 at Nevins St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


Everything’s in the right place at this Fort Greene parkside café, from the cramped, candlelit brick interior to the vintage Anna Karina poster and the bar-back mirror, which is perfectly situated to give the illusion of space. The restaurant and its light bossa nova soundtrack are ideal, though the food itself doesn’t make quite as big of an impression. A generous mixture of green and black olives dressed with herbs and lemon do make for a pleasant opener. A goat-cheese-and-crostini plate is nicely complemented by house-made pesto, a sauce that's so good that you'll wish there were more of it. At brunch, you can find it dotted atop the delicious ratatouille, which is served in individual skillets accompanied by toast. The meat-anchored, kale-lined shepherd’s pie easily stands out as the menu’s most memorably savory dish.

Happy Hour

Daily, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar: $1 oysters, $7 glasses of house wine, and $5 draught beers.