From The New York Shitty Inbox: What’s Up At 85 Driggs?

April 24, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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littledobeki

A lady named Hannah writes:

Hey Miss Heather,
Any idea what’s going in the Donia Cafe space? I saw them working on it this weekend.

Since it was downright lovely out I decided to swing by today and see what gives. It would appear that Dobeki, which is located at 199 Grand Street, is opening a second location. Granted, I have only eaten at this establishment once, but it was quite enjoyable (if a mite bit pricey). It’ll be interested to see if this establishment “sticks”. In my recollection this will be the fourth such restaurant to grace this location in the last six years. Hmm…

Little Dobeki
Opening Date: June 2013
85 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

A Donia Cafe Update: Not So Fast…

August 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Today I swung by Donia Cafe to see if it was— as a commenter recently indicated— in fact, open for business. First up, the bad news:

Donia Cafe is not open— just yet. But I noticed signs of activity and knocked on the door. A very nice man (who I presume to be the owner) answered. I asked him when they were slated to open. Now the good news: he said Donia will open this upcoming Tuesday— and was nice enough to give me a menu (which you can get a sneak peek of by clicking here)!

Donia Cafe
Opening Date: August 14 August 17
85 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Reader Comment Du Jour: Donia Cafe Set To Open?

August 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If my what I found in my comment queue last night is true it would appear that Donia Cafe (as seen above) is slated to open at long last this upcoming weekend! danieldantastic keeps it short and sweet when he comments (on this post):

It’s opening this weekend!

Donia Cafe
Opening Date: August 14 August 17 You can get the full rundown (including a sneak peek at their menu!) by clicking here!
85 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Coming To 85 Driggs Avenue: Donia Cafe

April 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

My buddy over at Brooklyn Imbecile beat me to the punch on this one. He writes:

Back in early February, I posted an item wondering what was going down at Greenpoint’s least consistently open cafe on the corner of Driggs Avenue & Monitor Street.  There have been power tools going and lights on inside ever since and now we know that yet another cafe is, “Opening Soon”.   Donia sounds Italian to me, like a form of Donna.  I wouldn’t get your hopes up. They may be “Opening Soon”, but based on this location’s past, it may be closing soon, too.

Methinks Donia will be Middle Eastern fare. Here’s why:

  1. The permits issued for this property.
  2. I have found no liquor license applications for this property whatsoever. Muslims disdain serving spirits (which is understandable given their beliefs).
  3. The Greenpoint Law of (over)Abundance: we have a falafel/kebab cart on Noble Street, Mediterranean Shawarma and God Bless Deli on Manhattan Avenue both; Kestane Kebab on Nassau Avenue and Bagels On The Run, once again on Manhattan Avenue. The latter-most is renovating and will be serving Gyro goodness.

It is only natural that Donia Cafe will be a Middle Eastern restaurant. Not that I am complaining, mind you. My falafels are exploding with delight!

Donia Cafe
85 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

In any case I suspect the Brooklyn Imbecile and I agree that we hope this place sticks.*

Miss Heather

*If it is Italian, I buy. It if is Middle Eastern the Imbecile buys! F*ck it, I’ll buy either way.

Greenpoint Gets A Little More Caffeinated

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Although I did not have the time to check out this establishment yesterday (I was in a rush to get to the new and improved Cup Of Joe’s* to order a blueberry pie for the Mister) I wanted my fellow Greenpointers to know the space formerly occupied by Brooklynski has— at long last— a new tenant: Lucky Shot Espresso. I suspect I speak for many when I say this establishment (Cup of Joe’s and Boneshakers) are much needed additions to this seriously under-serviced section of Greenpoint.

If anyone reading this post has given Lucky Shot a shot and would like to share his/her experience please do so in the comments. I would love to hear what you have to say! Thanks.

Lucky Shot
145 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Click here to see pictures and a menu!

A Greenpoint Blind Item: What’s Up At 85 Driggs Avenue?

February 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

piethumbnailA number of you who reside around McGolrick Park have probably noticed that business has not been as usual (if “usual” it ever was— it’s always been closed when I have walked by) down at Cup of Joes. This is because it isn’t: the space has been sublet to a new business.  More specifically one operated by a very talented baker, fellow Greenpointer and all-around very nice person (whose sumptuous product can be seen at left).

Anyone care to guess who it is?

The more impatient among you can get the reveal by clicking here. Or better yet— why not head down to 85 Driggs Avenue and see for yourself. Trust me: TASTING IS TRULY BELIEVING!

The Place Formerly known as Cup of Joe’s
85 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Tell ’em Miss Heather sent you!

Miss Heather

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