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Mike's Coffee Shop

328 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.689791 -73.965324
at St. James Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-857-1462 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Diner, Southern/Soul
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Mon-Fri, 7am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 7am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

C at Clinton-Washington Aves.; G at Clinton-Washington Aves.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Classic NY
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


Mike’s Coffee Shop is probably the rare restaurant equally beloved by Pratt kids, neighborhood old-timers, and hip-hop celebrities. The diner is a near-perfect example of the classic New York greasy spoon: dirt-cheap platters of basic breakfast foods and sandwiches, not unpleasantly brusque service, and completely no-frills décor. The food is better than it needs to be given the rabid fan base (on weekend mornings, it’s not uncommon to see a line around the corner). Fried chicken and waffles are excellent: crisp and juicy chicken on a magnificently fluffy base. A bacon cheeseburger rocks a flat patty, full of flavor. The restaurant is small (two tables, a few booths, and a long counter), and since fans are many, show up early, especially on Sundays when it gets hit hard by the post-church crowd.

Recommended Dishes

Fried chicken and waffles, $9.50; bacon cheeseburger deluxe, $7.75