Sections

WIRED FOR LUNCH

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Windsor Terrace has its share of creative folk, but it did not have a single comfortable eatery on the south side of the neighborhood for them to plug in a laptop or just linger over coffee and excellent pastry.

Until April 29.

That’s when painter and Windsor Terrace resident, Suzanne Meehan (pictured, right, with partner Yasmin Gur), opened the Crossroads Cafe. The concept, says Meehan, is to "feed the neighborhood well, while establishing an urban campus where people can begin their day."

The idea originated with Cafe La Mediterranee, in Berkeley, Calif., "an arts and eats venue," says Meehan, that she managed for several years before settling in New York to pursue a degree in fine arts.

In addition to a bulletin board where locals can post notices, she will use Crossroads Cafe’s walls to exhibit the work of Brooklyn artists.

The cafe’s decor has a southwestern theme with earthy terracotta tiled floors, wooden tables and deep plum, cocoa and saffron suede-covered seats. In the casual setting, Meehan will serve salads, hummus and tabbouleh, and sandwiches such as roasted vegetable and goat cheese.

All the bread, rolls and pastry come from the renowned Balthazar Boulangerie in SoHo. If they’re half as delectable as the scone I tried recently at the cafe’s takeout window (which is in service all day), then the neighborhood is in for some good eating. As for the laptop, Meehan says, "We’re wired up." There’s even a toy box for kids. Yeah!

Crossroads Cafe (1241A Prospect Ave. at Reeve Place) accepts cash only. Pastry: $1-$2.25; sandwiches and salads: $5.95 to $7.95. The cafe serves light meals from 6:30 am to 6 pm weekdays and 8:30 am to 6 pm on weekends. Open daily. For more information, call (718) 972-1852.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: