Buyers, beware — you may enter the new Crop to Cup Café in Brooklyn Heights seeking nothing but your morning coffee, and find yourself leaving with an antique armoire.
In the tradition of the antique shops of Atlantic Avenue, at Crop to Cup, everything’s for sale — from the café’s luxurious Victorian chairs to tables, mirrors, and yes, that giant armoire in the corner.
“It was quite a wacky store when we found it,” said co-owner Taylor Mork of the space on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Henry streets. “There was all of these old furnishings inside. We wanted to bring the space back to life.”
The shop is filled with antiques that Mork reclaimed from the building that houses the café. As pieces are sold, more will rotate in from a warehouse filled with even more goodies. Of course, the real gem here is the coffee. A regular feature of the Brooklyn Flea, Crop to Cup beans all come from small family farms in Uganda.
At the café, you’ll find your usual espresso and drip along with single-serve cups made with contraptions like Clever Coffee Drippers and Hario drippers from Japan. The spot will also serve as the exclusive retailer for Kumquat Cupcakery.
Finally, we can get our coffee and cupcakes on weekdays, too.
Crop to Cup Café (139 Atlantic Ave. between Clinton and Henry streets in Brooklyn Heights. No phone yet).