New Heights cafe — Vineapple — is like your living room (only much bigger)

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Brooklyn Heights coffee sippers and laptop lovers rejoice! Vineapple — a cozy community café — opened this week on Pineapple Street, bringing a jolt of caffeine to the otherwise sleepy area.

“When I first moved to the area as a college student in 2004, there was nothing like this,” said owner, Pooja Raj. “I always had to travel to different areas, like Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens, if I wanted to relax with a coffee, work on a paper, or hang out with friends.”

She imagines her new space as a living room for the neighborhood, with comfy couches, local art on the walls, a lending library, and books and chalkboards for kids.

A selection of goodies from Pickle Petunia Bakery — such as scones, muffins, bagels, quiche and whoopie pies — will be available, as well as Stumptown coffee, Harney and Sons tea, cold drinks, and a small selection of wine and beer.

“We already have so many ideas of what we’d like to do here; poetry readings, gallery showings, game nights,” said Raj. “But for now, we just want to be a place where people feel welcome, where the vibe is good, where there are no rules. Yes, you can bring your kids, yes, you can work here on your laptop. We’re all about creating a feeling of community.”

Vineapple [71 Pineapple St. between Henry and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights, (347)799-1701]. Open Monday–Friday, 7 am-6 pm; and weekends, 8 am-6 pm.

Updated 12:33 pm, August 24, 2011
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

hip-ster says:
Is this place bed bug free? It has that cozy begbug look.
June 13, 2011, 2:48 pm
heights guy from brooklyn heights says:
is there any FOOD to be gotten there? It would seem that if you can't get an egg sandwich for breakfast, or a yogurt, or a sandwich or salad for lunch, there will be little to motivate people to attend. Sitting around using your laptop won't generate any income for this business. I fear this will not last. And as a wine bar, if it closes at 6 PM, good grief, I won't even get there in time from work. So plz rethink this business model, Pooja.
June 22, 2011, 9:17 am

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

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.

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!