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Colson Patisserie

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374 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.667981 -73.983903
at Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-965-6400 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

colsonpastries.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 7am-7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 7:30am-7:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Seventh Ave.

Prices

$6.50-$10.50

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The sleep-deprived, tot-totting denizens of Park Slope probably don’t need yet another coffeehouse, but Colson Patisserie is more than just a place for a caffeine fix. Specializing in homemade French and Belgian breakfast pastries complemented by an ever-changing selection of tarts and desserts, this is actually the Brooklyn outpost of a patisserie of the same name in Mons, Belgium. Opened by Yonatan Israel, a Paris-born filmmaker, the café relies in part on recipes from the flagship, where Israel mastered waffles with caramelized pearl sugar and speculoosóbrown-sugar-and-spice cookies. His airy financiers are topped with rich, dark chocolate; his caramel tart is a textured delight of chocolate, toffee, and salt. Lunch brings a good selection of sandwiches, salads, and quiche. Although there’s no table service and seating is limited, the half-dozen copper-topped tables and a revolving display of local art imbue the tiny interior with plenty of style.

Special Order

Many of Colson’s desserts, such as the merveilleux cake, a deceptively simple combination of meringue, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings; a flourless chocolate cake; and a variety of tarts can be ordered in larger sizes. Whole quiches also are available.

Recommended Dishes

Brioche suisses, $2.95; financiers (bag of six), $5.50; salted caramel tart, $5.50; goat cheese and caramelized onion quiche, $5

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