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Kakala Café

5302 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.639421 -74.005477
at 53rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-437-9688 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Cafes, Chinese
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Nearby Subway Stops

N at Fort Hamilton Pkwy.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

60th St. to 46th St., Eleventh Ave. to Fifth Ave.


This venue is closed.

With its industrial stainless steel decor, video-game screens and techno soundtrack, this corner snackery at first glance gives little hint of its whimsical approach to comfort food. But the international menu of bite-sized nibbles, kids' favorites and tea- and milk-based drinks does suggest that the café was designed with teens in mind (think Asian moloko bar). The lure of snacks knows no age limits, though, and the patrons nursing fruit-flavored tea, sweetened milk or one of the 20 kinds of virgin daiquiris are just as likely to be seniors. In contrast with its dessert-like drinks, the café's appetizers tend toward the savory: The delectably hot and fatty Hong Kong fried fish balls; sliced Polish sausage; spicy cinnamon Taiwanese crispy chicken bits; and the dramatic baby octopus in a tart red sauce (toddler octopus might be more accurate). French fries, hot dogs, onion rings and buttery, extremely fried french toast, sold by the slice, are also on the menu. Perhaps a concession to the adults, main courses are generous but uninspired, generally involving spaghetti, rice, chops or some combination thereof.

Recommended Dishes

Hong Kong fried fish ball, $3.50; french toast, $2.50; green curry chicken (Thai style), $5.50