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Café Lafayette

99 S. Portland Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
nr. Fulton St.
718-858-6821

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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75% would go back.

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Not so great

By opal on 10/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Well...on a busy Friday night with long lines at many other local restaurants, Cafe Lafayette had a lot of open space....and it's not that big to begin with. The food was just mediocre and with so much competition - they really need to get back to making really good food or I can't see it lasting.

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57 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

A real cosy find

By Naureen on 3/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 0
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  • Yes, I would go back!

Perfect for a nice simple warm meal on a cold day. Sat inside with a great sandwich and coffee as it snowed outside - my heart was warmed!

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52 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Great meal before going to BAM

By atv on 1/31/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you're looking for an inexpensive but intimate dining experience before heading to BAM this is the place. The portions are nice and they have a wide range of meals and prices. The burgers and paninis are under $10 and are great for a quick bite before heading to a show. The service is friendly, and they manage the room well. Plus it's BYOB, so you can save on the drinks.

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52 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

Small, cozy bistro.

By EatItBrooklyn on 11/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The best dishes are the most authentically French-North African. Go for the couscous or the moules. Great burgers too. Mediocre pasta, unless it's the lobster ravioli. For photos go to: www.eatbrooklynfood.blogspot.com

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