379 Union Avenue
Brooklyn NY, 11211
Cuisine: Coffee Shop/Cafe
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Mon 7am-7pm-; Tue-Sun, 7am-Midnight
Subway: L to Lorimer St.
TAGS: Bars, Breakfast, Coffee Shop/Cafe, Good for Groups, Lorimer, Notable Beer, Restaurants, Wine Bar, ★★★ Good
Tired of Gimme! Coffee and Second Stop? We’re excited to report that there is now an alternative coffee shop option for anyone living near Lorimer Street-the newly opened West Cafe on Union Avenue. West Cafe serves coffee from The Brooklyn Roasting Company, pastries from Balthazar, and bagels from Bagelsmith. The cafe was named after owner Esther Bell’s favorite Vaudeville star Mae West who grew up a few blocks away.
The interior is bright and spacious with various sized tables and ample seating. There’s a backyard area which isn’t open yet, but fingers crossed will be ready before it’s too cold to sit outside. In the future, the cafe will serve wine, beer, and a small plates menu which will feature dishes from local chefs on a rotating basis, turning it into more of an evening hangout spot. Our favorite part of the cafe is the to-go window in the front which will come in handy for early morning weekday coffee stops.