Classic


Building on Bond

New York City-Brooklyn

4.2 / 5

May 11, 2018

Bond Street, New York, is slightly different from Bond Street, London. No WAGs touting Tiffany's bags for one thing, which is a small mercy.

Bond Street, New York, is slightly different from Bond Street, London. No WAGs touting Tiffany’s bags for one thing, which is a small mercy. This is Boerum Hill, Brooklyn and Building on Bond is a smart coffee shop by day and a smarter dining spot by night. Good coffee, free wi-fi and first rate Balthazar sticky buns make it a perfect pit-stop for shoppers browsing nearby Atlantic Avenue. And a lively drinks menu keeps the place going well into the evening. A thick pipe hanging from the ceiling has been re-purposed to accommodate beer taps, from which flow an interesting choice of brews. There’s also a decent wine list and some tempting cocktails, a few of which feature infused vodka. The food is great; think chicken wings and Prince Edward Island mussels for snacks, or BBQ sandwiches and first class burgers for something more substantial. It’s easy to see why this place has become so popular with the hipster Brooklynite crowd. Service can get a bit harried when the place fills up, but the atmosphere is buzzing and the ambience inviting and lively. The bare brick walls and worn wooden floorboards are livened up with some quirky decorative touches, from animal skulls and LPs to rusted filing cabinets and original artwork, reflecting the eclectic, casually chic crowd that this place attracts. The owners like to repurpose items, so most of the objects have an interesting story behind them the huge filing cabinet came from a government liquidation site while the bench seating is from a closed down church in Connecticut. Whatever time of day you arrive, this is a spot that invites lingering.

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