Cafe Colette

4.6
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70 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Designed and built by owner, Zeb Stewart, of Hotel Delmano and Union Pool, Cafe Colette offers a beautiful environment to enjoy a quiet early morning coffee, bustling brunch with friends, or cozy dinner in the greenhouse garden. Along with partners Julie Park and Erin Gerken, Zeb has created an environment where attention to quality and detail translates into friendly service and simple, rustic food. Colette embraces the idea of New American cuisine, and is influenced by flavors and techniques from Spain, Italy, Central America, and beyond.Our menu is primarily sourced locally, serving meat, eggs, and dairy that are free range, antibiotic free, and organic. Our cocktails are creative, yet rooted in the classics, and our wines are natural and sustainably produced. We are proud to be a part of Williamsburg's dynamic restaurant community, and enjoy serving our neighborhood regulars and visitors alike.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10AM - 4PM
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM - 4PM
Dinner: Sunday 6PM - 11PM
Monday-Friday 6PM - 12AM
Saturday 6PM - 1AM
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Phone number
(347) 599-1381
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North 9th Street
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Public transit
L Bedford Stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a cool classic Brooklyn spot, this is it!
The fish tacos are everything!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance- great latte, but too small- would be nice with a large glass/bowl, French style. Loved the decor; super cool!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Too much noise.

FM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the service, food, and atmosphere. Each time it is a nice cozy and amazing.

I
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

delicious, big portions but kind of pricey. We had brunch and I could not consume all of my lemon butter pancakes. Yummy, rich!

SF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great vibe and very cozy--excellent music and bar. The menu looked great but the food was way too salty for our taste and left us not feeling great.

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive restaurant (both in the design and people there). Solid food for brunch good; presentation and appropriate serving sizes. Brunch standards of French toast and avocado toast came out Instagram ready - nestled in a mini cast iron with brown butter and decorated with shaved radish and dill respectively. If indoors is a bit crowded, see if they'll seat you in the plant filled atrium area in the back.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was nothing special and portions were small. Servers and busboys were extremely rude and rushed us out of the restaurant when we were trying to have a nice brunch. Unacceptable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food, the service and the atmosphere.

DM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Love this place, and have been coming for years. This time was under par. Food was underwhelming, cold and just not that fresh. Not sure what happened that day, but it should never happen in a place that had been consistently good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ate at Cafe Colette for new year's eve dinner and it was indeed a special dinner. The fried olives were a lovely starter. The tuna crudo and charred octopus appetizers were perfect. Tuna was delicate and not fishy; the octopus was perfectly cooked and came with tiny clams and braised beans. Delicious. My main was the lobster pot pie. My only complaint was the veggies in the pot pie were a bit undercooked for my taste. But the large pieces of lobster, the sauce, and the puff pastry crust were perfect. For dessert I had tres leches coconut cake, which was to die for. I was super full by then but had to finish it. I'm thinking about it days later. :) Lovely dinner.

GK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, classic corner cafe that feels like old Paris. Outstanding food and cocktails. The perfect authentic Brooklyn spot to get away from it all. Go!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at my favorite place in Williamsburg for cocktails. Visiting from Providence we try and stop here once a year for the last almost 8 yrs as we love it. This time we had dinner and dessert too. The coconut cake was extra fabulous with a frosting that was light and not too sweet — toasted marshmallow foam.
Services was great. We booked through Open Table and arrived early. The host greeted us warmly and though it was crowded the host sat us down right away. Great service. Great night.

k
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff!
great food as always.
octopus is a consistent must have.

OT
Munich
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food...but the avocado toast doesn’t worth the price. It should be list as an appetizer , it is very very small.

JO
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited Cafe Collette for brunch with several friends. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly for our reserved table. Service was good, food was very good. Chairs could be more comfortable (some were older metal chairs that were less than desirable). We would come back. Thanks.

S
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great...the service and staff were so accommodating. The ambiance is typical Williamsburg...lively, hipster, fun.

A totally enjoyable experience

DD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a bit too loud for my taste, but everything else was great

LU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is nice, staff is cool. The food is okay but don't expect something different/amazing, could be better for the prices. The outdoor tables are nice.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very beautiful space! The pappardelle was excellent and our server was pleasant if a bit overtaxed. It was a bit loud and VERY Williamsburg, but otherwise good.

D
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Delicious food in a lively, fun atmosphere in a funky area of Williamsburg, Brooklyn a short walk to the inlet park/water.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place. Little dark inside. out side tables will be better

YU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The menu is short but always imaginative. Service excellent. Music a bit load and I feel detracts form the excellence of the food.

PW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty nouveau-ish American food with refined flavors and ingredients. A refreshing change from Manhattan's overpriced and, comparative, inferior offers.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

La nourriture était variée et bonne. Malheureusement la lumière n'est pas assez forte pour que nous puissions voir ce que nous avions dans nos assiettes et la musique était beaucoup trop forte. Par contre nous avons énormément apprécié le service, tout le monde était à nos petits soins et ma soeur a eu le droit a une bougie sur son dessert d'anniversaire ! :)

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b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it! The burger was delicious and the overall ambiance was excellent! Will be back!

EL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love the back patio!!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped into Collete and we were pleasantly surprised at what a lovely little cafe it was. The staff were welcoming and we were given wonderful wine pairings from Francheska. She gave excellent recommendations and was extremely attentive! We will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of amazing, the burger is to die for!

I come here at least once a week!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second visit to Cafe Collette. Both times we have had an excellent meal in a very cool environment. We have ordered breakfast items and lunch items and both were excellent , very fresh and loaded with flavor. It is definitely one of our favorite spots .

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for weekend brunch with friends and family! Strongly recommend that you request a table in the back garden area ahead of time to enjoy your meal surrounded by plants and natural lighting. I had the Eggs Polenta with chorizo and a blueberry lemonade - delicious!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious! However after telling the waitress we needed one more minute to look a the menu before ordering, we didn't see her for another thirty minutes. It was fine since we were not in a hurry, but surprising since the restaurant was not packed by any means. Overall, the food and ambiance make it worth a return visit.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Colette is one of my favorite places to grab a bite. The service and food is always great, the staff is polite and I admire the attention to detail.

The manager is awesome -- always stops to check in and get to know the guest on a some what personal level wether it's asking about our week or latest trip.

The burger is sooo good!

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Father's Day

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place I've been going here for years. It's always reliable, sometime too full to get in sometimes oddly empty but either way the staff, decor, food and ambience are just perfect. Just on the right side of fashionably cool but too cool to care. My one complaint is that the menu is short and they don't update if frequently enough—for someone as regular as me.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite date spot on a Sunday evening, the burger is soo good!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very disappointing. I have been to this restaurant a handful of times over the years and it is such a cute place, but everything else was a flop. The ravioli my mom got was literally served in water for $25 😳 and my dish came with artichoke that was hard and inedible, it flew across the room when I tried to cut it. Our server also had an attitude and took drinks before they were done.... But the dessert was pretty good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the crispy chicken salad and white fox cocktail. This place was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waiter was awesome, the manager however was super rude, condescending, dismissive and un-accommodating. The food was good but very rich. This used to be one of my go-to brunch spots however I will definitely not patronize this place if the same manager is still employed. Leaving this off yelp because I think that's un-fair to the business and the actual waiter who helped us but thought they should know.