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Sweet Melissa Pâtisserie

276 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.684639 -73.994849
at Douglass St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-855-3410 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Cafes, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • BYOB
  • Great Desserts
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • BYOB


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

When Sweet Melissa opened its doors in Cobble Hill in 1998, savvy locals might’ve guessed that it would herald a flood of new yuppie-oriented restaurants. Today, the bakery café is a neighborhood institution. Decorated in florid, floral patterns with Earl Grey–and–scone Edwardian details, this life-size dollhouse has a manicured garden area that’s easily the prettiest greenscape in a neighborhood full of “garden” restaurants. In 2006, a second branch—less frilly and less cramped—opened in Park Slope, also with a back garden. Though both shops get a lunchtime rush on weekends, Sweet Melissa’s built a solid rep as a pâtisserie, and the seasonal menus of fruit tarts, buttery pastries, and rich, chocolate desserts have droves of takeout devotees. But don't miss the hearty soups and a surprisingly tasty chicken salad, along with other humble but filling lunch entrées like quiches, baguettes stuffed with thick slices of juicy filet mignon and sweet onion relish, and a Cobb-salad wrap brimming with chunks of fresh cucumber, tomato, and greens.

Custom Cakes

Sweet Melissa offers custom cakes and pies; like the chocolate-bourbon pie and chocolate soufflé cake. In the summer, try the Key-lime pie. Wedding cakes are also available, and the shops can be rented for birthday parties and special events.

Recommended Dishes

Tarragon chicken salad, $10.95; roasted pear tart, $6.95; chocolate-peanut butter indulgence, $6.50

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