Mattel, the toymaker of Barbie, is giving away a new version of it’s Ken doll on Wednesday June 20th at BRC’s 25 Jay Street cafe! The Man Bun Ken has a very ‘Brooklyn’ look! While supplies last, if you wear your hair back in a bun and purchase a cup of coffee, you could get this special version. According to amNewYork: “Mattel announced the release of 15 new Ken dolls Tuesday, including one that rocks the typically hipster hairstyle. Complete with a button-down and distressed shorts, Ken comes ready for a Citi Bike ride through McCarren Park.” Read more about it here.
Du’s Donuts and Coffee is opening up to much fanfare. We are proud to offer our superb, sustainably sourced coffee for this soon-to-be Williamsburg staple. According to Metro,
“At Du’s, Dufresne and head baker Colin Kull, formerly of the West Village’s classic French bistro Tartine, are sticking to one style of doughnut — “I prefer cake to yeast,” Dufresne says simply — served in 10 flavors: Mexican Hot Chocolate, Creamsicle, Grapefruit Chamomile, Pistachio Pink Lemonade, Banana Graham, Malted Coffee, Pomegranate Tahini, Peanut Butter Yuzu and two that will be served hot: Cinnamon Apple and Strawberries and Cream.
If that sounds a bit too old school for you, remember that Dufresne’s brand of molecular gastronomy wasn’t for show, but making his food taste like the best version of itself. “The common thread running through wd~50, Alder and Du’s is creativity,” he explains. “Our approach and methodology is perfectly suited to the process of making doughnuts.”
For now, there’s caffeine by Brooklyn Roasting Company, with plans to eventually serve alcohol. The menu may also expand from doughnuts to additional breakfast offerings — Dufresne is taking suggestions. “We don’t know exactly when or how the breakfast menu will go,” he says, “but we will let our customers help us decide.”
Check out Du’s at 107 N. 12th St. in Williamsburg! Read more in another review on Thrillist.
Brooklyn Roasting Company is officially opening a new cafe at 240 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn. Stop by this Monday, November 7th for our grand opening! Keeping with BRC cafe style, the bar is crafted from reclaimed, vintage metal doors and topped with glass. We will be offering a full menu of superb, sustainable coffee and espresso-based drinks, as well as an array of pastries and other food. You’ll be able to purchase all of our coffees in 12oz tins. This location will initially be open Monday – Sunday from 7am-7pm. We are very excited to bring our coffee to this neighborhood. See you there!
Brooklyn Roasting Company is proud to invite you to two Halloween events at our locations this week!
We’ve once again teamed up with the DUMBO BID to bring a full-filled afternoon to the children of DUMBO. We’ll gather at 4:30pm at Brooklyn Roasting Company’s 25 Jay Street cafe for storytelling, candy, apple cider and a costume contest. Then, we’ll parade to the DUMBO archway where Halloween crafts and fun await.
Witches, vampires, goblins, zombies, mummies, ghosts and characters of all sorts… you are all welcome to join us for our 6th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at 25 Jay Street at 7pm on October 31! Get ready for a ghoulish time with free boos and beers, apple bobbing and dancing until the clock strikes 10pm. Dress your best!
BRC is proud to announce the opening of our newest cafe inside Century 21’s expansive new Downtown Brooklyn store. Located in the new City Point development on Fulton St., the 14,000 square foot Century 21 is the first full-line department store to open on Fulton St. in 50 years! The new BRC cafe will serve our full range of coffees and espresso based drinks, as well as pastries and food. You’ll also recognize our unique, vintage inspired look. The flooring is made of a vintage basketball court, the tables are made from reclaimed doors and found materials, and an antique panther statue is perched above the cafe. We can’t wait to welcome you to this new location and hope you will stop by soon.