Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Weekend Brunch
When Karalee Fallart Nielsen opened a cozy cafe near Hampton Park, the neighborhood rejoiced. And though the hours have changed (the cafe no longer serves dinner), patrons remain just as loyal as ever. Xan McClaughlin now runs the front of house and executive chef Patrick Gottschall’s menu is entirely focused on giving locals what they want — super fresh breakfasts and lunches like house-made granola, honey poached turkey sandwiches, and, of course, Park Cafe’s cult favorite avocado toast. On weekdays, the bar is packed with a certain coffee klatch who can be found there daily and the space overflows on weekends, when the brunchers while away the morning over the latest issue of the New York Times. Suffice it to say, Park Cafe is Wagener Terrace’s Cheers. In summer 2019 the cafe started undergoing dining room and kitchen renos, slated to be finished by fall 2019. —Kinsey Gidick (Dish, Summer 2019)
Breakfast begins every morning at 7 a.m. with Aebliskiver (sweet Danish popovers) and other morning treats. Lunch and dinner have a range of choices, from tasty chicken salad sandwich to some avocado toast, this is one of the most charming neighborhood cafes in the city.