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.

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