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La Cafette - La Cafette, Brooklyn, NY

La Cafette

4.7
4.7
50 Reviews
$30 and under
French
La Cafette is a beautifully charming French Bistro & Rôtissoire nestled on a quiet corner in Williamsburg. Our menu is filled with flavorful, elegant takes on classic French cuisine. Along with a plethora of seasonal cocktails, and a lovely French-focused wine list available year-round.
Perfect for a festive happy hour and bites with friends, a lingering meal for a special occasion, or a lazy weekend brunch, La Cafette provides a sophisticated but low-key oasis in one of Brooklyn’s busiest neighborhoods.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 529-4060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Hope Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    L train BedfordL/G trains LorimerJ/M trains at Marcy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. IK

    IanK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute. Awesome wine selection. Great service. Excellent food. ALL FRENCH.
  2. GC

    GCFR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Poor service even if our waiter tried to do his best, short menu not updated (“we do this plate only in wintertime”, “we don’t have this wine anymore, we changed it“ but he didn’t know the price, that was kindly $12.00 higher !!) and with many items not available. Food : cheese plate small and with “supermarket choice” cheese, mussels over cooked and in a swimming pool of uncooked white wine, profiteroles ok. Atmosphere ok, nice live jazz, and nice playlist after. I don’t know if i’ll give a second chance...
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was very friendly, and the food was superb and in a good affordable range including drinks. The wait staff was highly professional and informative,
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service even better.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out was a success!!!! Wine served was chilled and delish! Restaurant has real Paris feeling to it, service was superb and dished home made, and really authentic.
  6. k

    katieb

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted my friends bridal lingerie shower brunch here and it was the perfect venue! Great staff, amazing food and the ambiance was fantastic. Every person in our group had great things to say. Definitely recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  8. AP

    AdamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, as were the drinks—would love to come back here.
  9. IB

    IsaacB

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good, and the service was excellent, as was the setting. Lovely bistro...
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my girlfriend’s birthday here, they were so accommodating, friendly and the food and atmosphere was perfect. Really impressed!
  11. A

    Adler

    Frankfurt

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic and great food
  12. P

    Pitch26

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cute little cafe . Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. A bit pricey but would definitely go back. We had the steak for 2. Prepared perfectly. It's an open air restaurant which is very nice except we went on a hot night. No A/C. Great ambiance. Owner stopped to ask how we were. Nice of him to do that. Shows he cares about his customers. Try it. You wont be disappointed!
  13. RO

    ROBR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food; great service, nice atmosphere. I love Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, so hearing them on the P.A. was quite an eye-opener. Most of all, my friend who accompanied me LOVED it so seeing her happy made me happier. Thanks!
  14. AB

    AliciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A treasure in Williamsburg. Small menu but every dish we tried, both at dinner and at brunch, was creatively prepared and delicious. The staff are lovely, very attentive but respectful of space. We will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a good French place to eat, you find it!
  16. MC

    MelissaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED this restaurant! Food was amazing- just like Paris! Service was great.
  17. w

    westvill12

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    More than 50% of the items on the menu were not available because the grill apparently wasn’t working. They wouldn’t even serve the steak tartare because the grill wouldn’t work with the bread that goes with it, even though we mentioned we didn’t need the bread grilled. Also, the garlic butter mussels got 2 ppl of our dinner party incredibly sick after dinner. Definitely avoid this restaurant.
  18. JM

    JessicaM

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Disappointed that they removed the escargot. But good food and nice servers!
  19. JK

    JamiK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken does not disappoint, the Caesar salad was lovely and the service and atmosphere are absolutely charming. Even though it was our first time there, Kevin made us feel like regulars!
  20. f

    florag

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good but quantity way too small...
  21. MF

    MelissaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C’est parfait
  22. DL

    DineLA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely brunch spot in williamsburg. Not too crowded and service was impeccable
  23. BB

    BrunoB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely intimate bistro on one of the last quiet corners in Williamsburg - you could squint and believe you were somewhere in a calm Paris arondissement. 5 stars all around, except 4 for service: not for lack of trying, but for trying too hard...probably because the place is fairly new... We appreciated the promptness and the eager check-ins, but in a soothing place like this sometimes less is more...not a blemish at all, just a suggestion: we think the staff will grow into it... We're so happy to have discovered this little local gem, we'll be back soon and we wholeheartedly recommend it...
  24. DM

    DMorel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foie gras was well presented, Jaret d'agneau was amazing, $6 glasses of wine on happy hour were great. Absolutely will be back and highly recommend!
  25. AD

    AlexandraD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Very small space, much better suited for casual/small parties. Food was good, however by 2:30 brunch on a Sunday they were out of basically everything I had hoped to eat, so that was disappointing. Server was not the warmest- we felt as though we were inconveniencing her at every turn. She did, however seem to have all tables, so I did tip full 20% as I have been in service and understand that stress. Cocktails are small and relatively expensive, but overall ok experience.
  26. DM

    DominicM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has been a neighborhood "go-to" mine and never disappoints. Authentic French fare and great service from the bartender and owners. Big fan of the lamb shank, pork chop and burger.
  27. JD

    JamieD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our table wasn’t ready right away and staff was very accommodating to make up for it! Food was great and vibe is intimate and casual. Definitely a neighborhood gem and will go back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, lovely owners and very authentic French <3. Highly recommend the mixed platter, foie gras and the fondant au chocolat.
  29. BK

    BKfoodie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like being in a trendy cafe in Paris, food is very good, casual and fun vibe. Great cocktails & french wine list. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been there few time already, always extremely satisfied by everything. The food is as good as some of the best bistro in France, using high quality and very fresh products. The waiting team is lovely and very pro. A mandatory stop if you visit or live in Brooklyn!
  31. BJ

    BJones

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owners were so lovely and welcoming, unpretentious and friendly. The ambiance was V French- made me think we were in Paris. Food was really tasty! We had burgers, French onion soup and flank steak. Yum!
  32. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came in for the first time on Sunday evening and had a great meal at the bar. Service was a highlight, food was on point and the ambiance is everything I think a neighborhood bar/restaurant should be. Thanks for a great time.
  33. SE

    SamE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excelllent experience that took us back to France. The rotisserie chicken is a MUST try! Merci bien!
  34. D

    Delicious

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming cafe with nice people serving delicious food. The brunch is outstanding and truly French. The place is generally packed and for good reason. A hidden gem in Williamsburg.
  35. CE

    CarlE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French classics, went with a colleague who has not really had french food before and she loved it. I will for sure go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!!
  37. RM

    RitaM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service excellent food excellent vibe
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    After looking at their Instagram, I was dying to go. 10x better than the pictures. Everything.
  39. e

    emilijalin

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed La Cafette. We shared the meat and cheese board and it was unusually delicious, particularly well chosen cheeses. Then I had the steak with blue cheese sauce special and DH had the lamb shank. Both really good but the steak won. They had a very friendly wine list and we found a nice red at a good price. I had profiteroles for desert, DH had cheesecake. Win win, always a good conclusion!
  40. l

    luvfood

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great cozy spot. Highly recommend the chicken & burger.

FAQs

La Cafette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 529-4060.

La Cafette is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hope Street

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    L train BedfordL/G trains LorimerJ/M trains at Marcy

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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