Avid readers of the Crown Heights Brooklynian Forum will have picked this up already, but Franklin Avenue is getting a new coffee shop, the Breukelen Coffee House, which will occupy the old Point de Couture location at Franklin and St. John's. Their triumvirate of owners, Leeza, Jay and Frank, are promising "a holistic and organic coffee shop" where "everything is organic and made with love." I had the chance to chat with them over the weekend, and Leeza shared the following about their plans:
We are proudly serving Stumptown Organic Coffee, and organic nut milks (almond,hazelnut), oat and hemp milk. Milk will not be available nor conventional sugar. We will only be serving non processed, all natural sweetners such as stevia, agave syrup and Manuka honey. Our pastries will include vegan options, and we'll have delicious smoothies!
Equally important are the holistic workshops we'll be holding. They will focus on helping people to 'remember' proper breath, proper hydration and eating with 'life foods'. Our motto is: Order anything/everything of our menu! None of it is bad for you! Guilt-free eating is where we pride ourselves.
On the forum, they posted these hours (tentatively) for their October opening:
I'm excited--here's hoping that they succeed! Provided they thrive, I'm also hoping that they can eventually extend those hours, both for the early-morning crowd that needs a jolt (I could have used one when I got up at 5 AM to open the polls this morning) and for the evening crowd that would sit around sipping coffee and reading until 10 or later.
P.S. - Remember to VOTE today! Polls are open until 9 PM.
P.P.S. - Great show last night at the Franklin Park Reading Series--thanks to all who read, organized, and attended!