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pillow cafe-lounge

505 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.693152 -73.971623
nr. Ryerson St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-246-2711 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Juice/Smoothie, Cafes, Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich
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    6 out of 10

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Official Website

pillowcafenyc.com

Hours

Tue-Thu, 8am-7pm; Fri-Mon, 10am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Prices

$4.95-$10.95

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The Pillow Cafe-Lounge isn't the haven of soft, silken cushions you might expect; rather, it's a muted bit of rusticity with white and brown walls, wood-paneled tables and bucket chairs. (The few multicolored pillows tossed along the front window seat are quickly claimed by lucky customers.) Making up for the unexciting decor, the spot's good-natured vibe invites locals to take an afternoon coffee break. Among the kitchen's mix of simple American favorites are muffins (baked off-site) as well as a slew of fresh salads, sandwiches, and panini. The deconstructed bagel and lox comes ready for assembly with a generous pile of smoked fish, cream cheese, and salty capers, plus slivers of red onion, cucumber, and tomato. Thick-cut slices of crusty sourdough hold together the excellent goat cheese sandwich, pungent with sun-dried tomatoes, garden-fresh pesto, and organic greens. Most satisfying, the café puts extra care into its drinks, serving farm-roasted hot and iced coffees and teas, and smoothies like the mocha Pillow shake, a frothy blend of mocha, bananas, milk, and ice.

Recommended Dishes

Goat cheese sandwich, $8.95; Caprese panini, $8.95

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