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The Archive

49 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY 11206 40.705318 -73.933341
nr. Siegel St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-381-1944 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Bagels/Donuts, DVDs/Videos

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Official Website

videosandcoffee.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Morgan Ave.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bagels/Donuts

Entertainment

  • DVDs/Videos

Special Features

  • Rentals
  • Cafe in Store
  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

This venue is closed.

Sandwiched between graffiti-scrawled industrial buildings and artists’ lofts in East Williamsburg, the Archive conveniently combines two unrelated stores: a coffee shop and a DVD-rental outlet. Scuffed wood floors, dingy furniture, and exposed pipes overhead give the space a worn-in but cozy feel. Regulars nosh on baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee in the café area while taking advantage of free Wi-Fi or paging through the well-stocked selection of alt-mags like Mother Jones and Giant Robot. The small but well-curated collection of movies is in back, with an emphasis on indie films and cult classics. Scrabble tiles spell out the genres above each section’s shelves, including new releases, comedy, documentary, foreign, drama, and horror. If you’re jonesing for some Coen Brothers or Stanley Kubrick, one shelf is helpfully organized by director. The spot aims to be a disseminator of culture rather than just a stand-in for Blockbuster.

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