Yes, they are all here. But generally, they would never take the G train to arrive. Who would ?
‘They’ are all the creatives, Williamsburg cool cats, Greenpoint locals, kick back connoisseurs and big brunch mavens.
However, this isn’t the all in all when one talks about Five Leaves American restaurant on the edge of ‘WOAHBURG’ and Greenpoint’s respected polish community.
Another hardcore local hangout, with an excellent menu including vegetable quinoa and a delightful black kale salad mixed in an anchovy dressing. Don’t compare it to a ceasar though. Coffee to go from their pick up window, drop on by, stay a while or just watch from across the street:) This place stays busy with a rotation of interesting human forms layered with or without sunglasses, beards, tattoos, piercings, toms, and oh, mac books.
Seating inside is tight, if it is raining even more so, if you happen to prefer space wait for the outside, otherwise eavesdrop on the gossip echoing off the walls. Their bar is most comfortable and conversational bartenders support the chatty environment.
Known as an oyster bar and lounge compliment your choices with selected cheeses, or go for a shrimp roll with fried capers. Burgers and truffle fries weigh heavy in reducing an early afternoon hangover, while brunch is a mainstay or a continual must do for those #inthecut.
An always enjoyable list of american whiskeys, craft beer, cocktails, or a selection of gin, vodka and aperitifs will satiate any thirsty desire.
Five Leaves Cafe Bar
18 Bedford Avenue
Photos courtesy of Five Leaves Website