983 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Cuisine: Comfort Food/Bar Food/Vegetarian
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All major
Hours: Sun-Thurs 1oam-midnight; Fri-Sat 10am-1am
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Morgan Ave.
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag says
Just as the original East Village Life Cafe was a haven for that neighborhood’s early gentrifiers, Brooklyn’s Life Cafe 983 caters to the new crop of young artists skulking about the otherwise industrial neighborhood of Bushwick,. Part cafe, part local bar, Life is an oasis on dismal Flushing Avenue that offers hearty, healthful meals that fit the budgets of the local creative set. The menu has slight Mexican influences and the mega burrito ($5.95), turkey club ($5.95) or Chili Q’s (scrambled eggs with tortillas, cheese, salsa, rice and beans, $5.25) pack enough punch to fuel an entire day at the easel. The internet jukebox, rotating display of Brooklyn artists on the deep red walls, and live performances provide atmosphere without the straining self-consciousness of other hipster hangouts.
Blackbook Mag says:
TAGS: Bar Snacks, Bars, Breakfast, Brunch (Daily), Brunch (Weekends), Bushwick, Cheap, Coffee Shop/Cafe, Delivery, Happy Hour, Open Late, Recommended, Restaurants, Vegetarian/Vegan, ★★★ Good
Spinoff of Rent-inspiring East Village original, totally fitting since this nabe approximates the EV of yore. From sunup to sundown, keeps the food steaming and the drinks flowing. Perfect for brunch or late-night bites. Often busy, pick up free eavesdropping alongside your grub.