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Mule Café

67 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.682218 -73.979631
nr. St. Marks Pl.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-766-8510 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Italian
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Nearby Subway Stops

D, N, R at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Mule Café is the equivalent of a middling box of chocolates: A totally charming exterior, but a mélange of so-so flavors inside. With its farmhouse-wide wood-plank floors and spacious iron bar, it makes a lovely addition to Fourth Avenue’s rapidly gentrifying stretch of storefront churches and halal chicken places. If your appetite is for atmosphere, Mule suits the bill and its plant-filled, tiki-lit garden is a terrific place to wile away an afternoon or evening, over coffee, wine or WiFi. But if you’re here to eat, you may be let down. The menu offers small plates soups, salads, bruschetta, and tramezzini and a mostly unadventurous selection of Italian cheeses and salumi. The gazpacho is standard at best; ditto the tuna salad. A bruschetta topped with grilled asparagus and cheese is far more bread than topping. The tramezzini (pressed sandwiches) are better, but everything, from the single basil leaf serving as wan garnish to the service, is a bit lackluster. So unless Mule Café works out the kinks, nibble on the pastries from local bakeries like Two Little Red Hens or just drink up.

Party Planning

Mule’s backyard boasts a 16-foot-long picnic table that’s perfect for a communal celebration.

Recommended Dishes

Broccoli rabe and Fontina tramezzini, $8.25; Brer rabbit, $6