R at Prospect Ave.
This venue is closed.
This South Park Slope bakery creates small batches of specialty cookies, muffins, and yes, biscuits. Opened in summer 2009 by drummer-turned-stay-at-home-dad Pete Solomita, the shop is named for his young son (real name: Jack), whose drawings dot the robin's-egg-blue walls. Solomita, a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health, bakes a combination of traditional goods—chocolate-chunk cookies and brownies—and funkier flavors, like chili-spiced chocolate-chunk cookies and white-chocolate peppermint-bark brownies. The Breakfast Cookie, a thick vegan oatmeal cookie with banana, coconut, dates, and maple syrup, is particularly popular among on-the-go commuters. There’s also a variety of cupcakes, savory biscuits (cheddar and black pepper), bars, scones, and muffins, including vegan options. Each day brings a few specialty cakes—like devil's food with Nutella, Swiss meringue, and orange coconut pound cake with coconut rum glaze—which are also available for order. (The bakery also does party platters and catering.) You can top off your cake slice or brownie with a scoop of Jane's Ice Cream, locally made in the Hudson Valley. Weekends bring specials like a brioche French toast with almond cream and crumb buns.