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293 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.678638 -74.011007
at Pioneer St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-223-4135 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

homemadebklyn.com

Hours

Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm; Mon-Fri, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Prices

$9-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

After closing the much-loved Tini wine bar in 2009 over landlord issues, owners Monica Byrne and Leisah Swenson converted their home-goods store further up Van Brunt Street into a certified café. With just three white linen couches, and a wood slab bar joined by four old-fashioned, schoolhouse-looking seats, the space, at capacity, can feel like a sprawling dinner party. The friendly staff, serving up small dishes, plates of charcuterie and cheese, and hot panini, furthers the intimate vibe. Salads are hefty, like the pile of arugula hit with tart green-apple shavings and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. A bowl of mussels in a white-wine sauce is equally generous, while the $12 price tag makes you ponder why you continue to dine in Manhattan. An open-faced sandwich with creamy chèvre, smoked salmon, and capers gives most bagel-and-lox concoctions hearty competition. The partners do weekend brunch, too, with a variety of scrambles and a fruit-topped brioche French toast. A back garden, a lengthy and affordable wine list, and quirky touches like an antique wooden bench towering over the bar (until someone pays the egregious price tag) make the spot all the more endearing.

Reservations

Reservations are required for parties of six or more.

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