the perfect japanese all day cafe

Every neighborhood deserves a spot like Acre. An all day cafe with a takeaway coffee bar serving up coffee, tea and pastries, ample space for enjoying things to stay, a casual environment and a well-balanced lunch menu that doesn’t feel like an afterthought and makes it worth coming for a meal itself. The shop in the front filled with curated Japanese ceramics and home goods is the cherry on top. Acre is a pandemic baby, and in the past two years has become a cherished neighborhood spot for the work from home population of north Brooklyn.

Lofty space is divided into two sections. The front is part boutique part coffee bar. The shelves are filled with Japanese tableware and pantry staples. There’s a counter off to the side serving up a well rounded selection of coffee and tea with a tempting display of pastries made in-house. The back is the seating area for dine in with an open kitchen on one side. Past that, a back door leads to a spacious patio with some more tables. The lunch menu exudes Japanese sensibility with bentos and sandwiches and small plate add ons. Healthyish, but satisfying. Whether dining solo or hanging with a group, Acre is the perfect

the details

Address64 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn
Hours8am – 5pm everyday
Price$$ – drinks are ~$3-5, bentos are ~$20 
Aestheticsimple, homey Japanese lifestyle 

good to know

Go here for: coffee and tea to go, a casual lunch, a work and eat session

Order this: karaage bento box, egg salad sandwich, any of their teas and coffees and pastries

Amount of time to spend: great for takeaway, or to linger for an entire afternoon

When to come: literally all the time

Getting here: take the G to Nassau and walk a block up and over, it’s also about a 15 min walk from the Bedford L

Other things to note: 

  • There’s plenty of seats indoor and outdoor so it’s a popular place for working, but there’s no wifi so be prepared to hot spot if you bring a laptop.
  • They also serve a small selection of wine, beer and sake.

Last visited: July 2022

Last updated: October 2022

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