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Cafe Lafayette

99 S Portland Ave, Frnt, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1147
+1 718-858-6821
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
27 Sep 2017
“It's closed 😔”
26 Mar 2017
“true Parisian bistro”
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
99 S Portland Ave, Frnt, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1147
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I was here a few months ago and,was excited to return for dinner, but the place was in darkness and doors locked. Am hoping this is temporary and they will return soon.

Thank MsStush
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a small restaurant with a few things on the menu--classically French situation! About 6 tables inside and 2-3 outside. The perfectly cooked food makes for a true cafe experience. Lots of wine choices. Magnifique!

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I had a lovely al fresco late night dinner at this hospitable and unpretentious French bistro near the Harvey Theatre. No published wine list as the passionate wine-centric owner likes to surprise you with one of his carefully selected wines. Delicious and...More

Thank Sacksovic
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We loved it -- everybody loved it. It was a great go-to pre-BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) for a simple supper, good French specialties. The neighborhood is still in mourning, 3 months later.

Thank KatrinkaKateevus
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

This is my go to spot for date night. Very romantic. Very quaint. The staff is friendly and kind and most of all genuine. Summertime you can sit out in front and people watch while you sip on a glass of wine #brooklyngem

Thank Chrislinusa
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Small. Friendly. No complaints. Coffee was hot and crepe was good. Reasonably priced. Mostly 20 somethings on dates. Did I mention small.

Thank Travel R
Reviewed 9 June 2014

It was not my first time in Cafe Lafayette, I went there previously for lunch with a friend. Recently I went for dessert with my daughter. It is just divine. The atmosphere is just cozy, charming and makes you feel welcome. Like you are in...More

Thank vlyneDelmas
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

This is the best French food I've had outside of Paris. It's cozy, unpretentious, charming, and they do everthing right. Eating here doesn't have to be a big affair- brunch or coffee is possible and it won't break the bank. I've been here half a...More

Thank sethreaux
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stopped in here a couple of times for lunch on our trip to New York and had a great lunch both times. Really great burgers and such friendly service....we could have chatted to the staff for hours.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Visited Cafe Lafayette on a Sunday afternoon with family members who have a wide range of both eating interests and limitations - and this cute little place in Fort Greene satisfied everyone! Friendly service was a nice plus, too. From the crepes and panini sandwiches...More

Thank hoyasaxa78
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 S Portland Ave, Frnt, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1147
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-858-6821
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