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Father Knows Best

611A Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11207 40.690174 -73.909164
nr. Schaefer St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-975-6840 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Cafes, Coffeehouse
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Tues, 8am-2am; Wed-Sat: 8am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Wilson Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


With natural wood and white walls reflecting endless light throughout the large space, Father Knows Best is ideal for Devoción-coffee-fueled workdays. “Coffee shop” is only one of the spot’s many hats, though. It’s also a restaurant by day and bar with a dance floor by night. During the day, snack on the scallion-Cheddar biscuits, served with smoky-sweet chipotle-honey butter. The crispy johnnycake outshines many of the dishes it accompanies, and on weekends the mushroom hash makes for a savory-satisfying, healthy-ish brunch. The arugula on top could be readdressed (read: dressed), but it’s nice to have a place that can be pretty much whatever you need it to be.

Recommended Dishes

Mushroom hash ($10), scallion cheddar biscuits ($5)