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Carroll Gardens
1.2 miles from Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The coffee was fine, but the muffin was delicious. It was a nice open space for breakfast. Not a lot of seats, but we had no trouble getting one at 7 am on a Wednesday.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed February 25, 2017

This is a pretty mediocre and fairly expensive coffee place. The first time I came here, I asked for a decaf almond milk latte. They told me they don't have decaf espresso. What...? Seemed so odd to me. You are a coffee shop. But anyway,...they said they had chicory so I tried that. I've been to Cafe DuMonde, that's delicious. Cafe Du Monde this was not. I made a visible face when I took a sip of it. I had about 4-5 sips before I couldn't stand it anymore and threw it out. I decided to give it another shot with a regular almond milk latte. This was better but nothing special. This si the only thing that brought the rating up to 3 stars. There are much better coffee places nearby and I will be going to those from here on out. The prices here are just way too much for such a mediocre coffee.More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed September 19, 2016

I've never had a bad experience here, but none have been particularly memorable either. Espresso tastes a bit burnt and the prices are high. Very limited seating for such a busy place. I haven't tried any of their food so maybe that would leave me...with a better impression.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great coffee and baked goods, don't miss the pop overs. It's popular so there might be a wait for your joe.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a staff breakfast catered and food was plentiful and fresh. Fresh fruit, Sausages, ham, etc., muffins, bagels, croissants plus jams, cream cheese. Fruit juice. Delivered on time. Helpful staff.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed April 8, 2016

The coffee is Counter Culture and the Canteen does a great job of it. The secret part seems to be the egg and quinoa bowl, which is one of the best breakfasts in Brooklyn -- if you can find a spot to sit and eat...it ....More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is my favorite neighborhood spot to grab a coffee. I often refer to it as my happy place. Great coffees and talented and friendly baristas. It's teeny, so you may not find a table to cozy up into, so you'll have to time it...right. Pro-tip: it gets very, very crowded during rush hour and when school gets out across the street (happy for all of the business they get!) but just make sure to time your visits right.More

Date of visit: February 2015
Reviewed December 12, 2014

Smith Canteen is the perfect place to feel like an honorary Brooklynite! A diverse crowd of hipsters, Europeans, young families - all drawn by some great coffee and delicious pastries.

Date of visit: November 2014
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food is good yet what is important is that it just makes you feel the Brooklyn soul. As the apartment we rented was on the same street we went there for breakfast. Decent breakfast and cheap price!

Date of visit: August 2013
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5