The New Cafes, Bars, and Restaurants on Driggs Avenue

bread for the eater panzanella
The panzanella at Bread for the Eater

all photos by Gustavo Ponce

East of McCarren Park, the pace on Driggs Avenue has always slowed considerably, except outside a few standbys like Warsaw, Variety and Enid’s. But in the past month, new window lights have begun to illuminate my nightly stroll home, the signs of new businesses that have set up shop on the sometimes desolate street. Sunday night my photographer and I set out to check out three of the latest (and least celiac-friendly): Crema BK, Park Luncheonette and Bread For The Eater.


  1. Dear Brooklyn Magazine,
    Thanks very much for covering our cafe on your website. We appreciate the exposure and for the positive review.
    I do want to inform that we have never charged $ .50 extra for patrons adding vegan milk to their coffee. The 50 cent charge for vegan milks are for when they are substituted for dairy milk on an espresso based drinks i.e. cappuccinos & lattes. We are also happy to inform that we have soy milk in the milk station for our coffee + vegan milk drinking patrons.
    Crema BK


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