This Fort Greene cafe was featured in HBO’s Bored to Death (at least in season 1) as the cafe where all of the yoga moms go to grab a coffee and a pick-me-up snack and chat. I had to check it out, just to say I was there. Alas, every time I find myself in the area, I feel compelled to stop in at Smooch for a sandwich.
Quaintly located on the corner of Dekalb and Carleton and just a few steps away from Fort Greene Park, Smooch is a great location to meet up with a friend on a beautiful day. I always see “regulars” eating there, making this the neighborhood spot.
They make good strong Americanos.
The sandwiches are absolutely fantastic. My favorite combo consists of some form of: Grilled Bread. Tofu. Cheese. Tons of Veggie Love.
The egg dishes are healthy and cooked to perfection.
You may have to wait patiently for your food to arrive, but they cook it right there in front of you, so you know it is fresh. At least there’s a lot of people-watching to keep your mind entertained while you wait. And the cozy couches and pillows, and small tables and stools allow you to find a comfortable nook to situate yourself. If you are looking for something grab-and-go, you could order one of the homemade cookies, muffins, or granola to hold you over.
Some of the menu items read: “the vegan temptress,” “the mysterious WTF,” “the ‘cry me a rivera diego cos I just dumped my cheating ex’ mouthful of satisfaction,” and “the frisky fergus ‘we remember who’s your daddy’ scrambled pesto eggs.” Too fun!
Nearby, you may find yourself wandering into a cute bookstore, checking out more of the neighborhood restaurants and ice cream spots, going for a jaunt in the park or foraging at the weekend flea and farmer’s markets, or swooning over the brownstones and magnificent mansions in Clinton Hill. And around Halloween time, look out for a dog costume contest on the block. Oh, Brooklyn…