Coffee Culture to Expand on Myrtle Avenue

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015

396 Myrtle StorefrontCoffee culture is expanding on Myrtle Avenue with Starbucks coming to 394 Myrtle between Vanderbilt and Clermont Avenues, the home of the former discount store, Home & U in Clinton Hill.  Rumors about Starbucks signing a lease have been circling the neighborhood for the past few months and we’ve received confirmations from several parties, but have yet to receive a confirmation from Starbucks directly.  Details have not yet been released as to when they may open.

We welcome Starbucks to Myrtle Avenue and look forward to their contributions toward keeping our commercial corridor a special place.  We’re proud of our coffee shop culture and invite our visitors to seek out their favorite cup of joe at any of the wonderfully diverse options in the district, from Fort Greene to Clinton Hill.

Below is a list of a few coffee shops that are unique to Myrtle Avenue and you can’t find anywhere else:
Brewklyn Grind


  Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters

Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters was founded by three brothers with a love for stellar coffee. Their quest for the perfect cup started in an apartment and became what is now a Brooklyn flagship location. The carefully crafted roasts highlight the nuances of each origin and you can taste it in every cup of 100% Arabica beans. The charming shop offers everything from a pour over to cappuccinos, teas, and local baked goods including Tisserie. Check out the peaceful backyard.
Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters , 557 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson & Classon, (347) 452-8866


2  Jill Lindsey

Myrtle Avenue’s collective lifestyle store, Jill Lindsey, houses a coffee & wine bar alongside fashionable clothing, accessories and housewares. The beautifully adorned boutique not only curates events, they also serve a heck of a macchiato. Jill Lindsey brews Irving Farm and has lovely outdoor seating in the backyard.
Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Avenue between Adelphi & Clermont, (347) 987-4583


3 Peck’s

Scrumptious baked goods and top of the line coffee is what you will find at the provisions and pastried-packed Peck’s. The breakfast egg sandwich on a pillowy Portuguese bun is a must0have. Peck’s is the only coffee shop in Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn serving La Colombe.
Pecks, 455 A Myrtle Avenue between Waverly & Washinton, (347)689-4971

Peck's coffee and muffin

4   Pillow Cafe-Lounge

Pillow Cafe-Lounge proudly serves Irving Farm Coffee. Perfect for a coffee break or a scrumptious brunch, Pillow offers neighborhood favorites like the Huevos Racheros. Owners put extra care into their espresso-based drinks. Try the iced Cafe Mexicana and the Mocha Pillow Shake, their signature smoothie of  chocolate-y frothy blend of mocha, bananas, and milk.
Pillow Cafe-Lounge, 505 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson & Grand, (718) 246-2711


5  Pushkin Creperie & Bakery

With its wide open windows and comfy environ, Pushkin Creperie-Bakery is the perfect place to meet up with friends or slide into a seat with laptop for work or study.  The cafe has a wide assortment of coffee and teas, including Turkish coffee.  Crepe offerings are both sweet and savory, including the ever popular Mexican, jerk chicken and Nutella and banana. Their baked goods include cupcakes and cookies.
Pushkin Creperie-Bakery is located at 541 Myrtle Avenue between Steuben & Emerson, (718) 783-0033

Red Lantern


  Red Lantern Bicycles & Café

The crew at Red Lantern Bicycles & Café brews different coffees from different countries of origin on a weekly basis.  Baristas serve cold brewed, house roasted coffees, and teas. They also serve to die for Fresh ‘Til Death Cafeteria rich, creamy textured house-made raw nut milks, some flavored, such as cinnamon walnut, cashew with fig, raw cacao and Brazil nut.  Red Lantern sells pastries from Brooklyn-based businesses and cold beers on tap and bottled.  All this, and a full bike shop too!
Red Lantern Bicycles & Café, 345 Myrtle Avenue between Adelphi & Carlton, (347) 889-5338


 The Joint on Myrtle


  The Joint on Myrtle

The Joint makes the tastiest Buttermilk biscuits and breakfast burritos. Delicious food can be accompanied with lattes, cappuccinos, cold-pressed coffees and wonderful variety of teas.  Try anyone of their fresh sandwiches, including their popular roasted turkey, tasty soups or salads.  All of which can be enjoyed in their relaxing backyard.
The Joint on Myrtle, between Washington Avenue & Hall Street, (347) 763-1455

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