248 McKibbin St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Mon 8am-3pm; Tue-Fri 8am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9:3oam-11pm
Booze: Beer and Wine
Subway: L to Montrose Ave.
NY Mag Says:
Economics and rent stabilization issues may consign New York’s latest crop of aspiring artists to Bushwick, but at least they don’t have to trek to Williamsburg for a quick bite or jolt of java—or even an art show or live jazz. aka Potion, housed in a former industrial space, offers these necessities with bare-bones simplicity and winning grace. Although its steep steps and dim cavernous interior still suggest that it’s all warehouse, the cafe’s comfy couches, casual tables, and raid-the-fridge menu make it more of a clubhouse. In addition to croissants, bagels, and cake-textured muffins, the menu offers a handful of fresh, sturdy sandwiches like turkey and brie on a substantial French roll, a hummus panini, and a sharp cheddar-and-pesto croissant. The bar serves strong organic coffee, serious tea, and a selection of wine, beer, and mixed drinks. The atmosphere is loose and laid-back, and the cafe doubles as a gallery and performance space for its neighbors. With this unpretentious little haven so close at hand, the fresh-faced urban-outfitted Bushwick kids aren’t missing out on much at all.
Small cafe serves artsy clientele organic, fair trade coffee, tea, beer, pastries and more, with rotating art exhibits and Wi-Fi.
TAGS: Breakfast, Brunch (Daily), Brunch (Weekends), Bushwick, Cheap, Coffee Shop/Cafe, Hipster Spottings, Restaurants, ★★★ Good