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  • Writer's pictureWalter Ponce

Butler Cafe in DUMBO, Brooklyn - Review

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Overall rating ★★│Brunch│Avg. 50-60 Euros pp│Dumbo, Brooklyn

Service: ★★Food: ★★★★Location: ★★Price: ★★Portions: ★★

Chef Ryan Butler, a renowned pastry chef with a Michelin star to his name, is celebrated for his role in the thriving Williamsburg Butler Cafe. In a recent move, Chef Butler expanded his culinary haven to the vibrant DUMBO area, conveniently situated beside the Timeout Market.

While Butler Cafe presents the unassuming façade of a typical coffee shop where one might casually snag an almond latte en route to work, the reality surpasses expectations with an array of delectable offerings meant to be relished in a leisurely manner.

The establishment exudes a pristine aesthetic that seamlessly harmonizes with the neighborhood's ambiance (a feature I personally adore). The emphasis on top-tier ingredients is palpable, manifesting unequivocally in the tantalizing menu choices.

Having committed to a sumptuous breakfast experience, I opted for the sandwich boasting a perfectly cooked, runny egg, complemented by smoked bacon, cheese, and truffle aioli, all nestled within a brioche embrace. The experience was nothing short of exquisite. However, departing without indulging in the assortment of pastries seemed inconceivable.

The bustling environment, though crowded, aligns with the café's allure as a popular tourist destination, buoyed by the undeniable allure of its culinary offerings.

Butler Cafe has garnered noteworthy attention, earning accolades in various magazines and online platforms, cementing its ascent to widespread recognition.

Though a brief 10-minute wait was in order, I secured a cozy table for myself and a companion. Beyond the impressive pastry selection, the panoramic views from the café are nothing short of breathtaking.

The experience beneath the Manhattan Bridge, partaking in an exceptional breakfast, was nothing short of delightful. An absolute must for anyone exploring DUMBO, seeking not only a recharge via mouthwatering dishes but also an ambiance that delights the senses.

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Butler Cafe Address: 40 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States


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