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phoebes cafe

323 Graham ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (646) 515-8737

Description: This unadorned cafe has the feel of a college-town coffeehouse. Fans line up for takeout pastries, bagels and self-serve coffee, and sit down to lunches of steamed eggs, hummus platters and BLTs with "fakin' bacon." While the Pixies blast over the speakers, resilient freelancers stay tuned into their laptops. The backyard provides a relaxing alternative, with wood-planked walls, climbing vines and umbrella-topped tables. Cappuccino, chai and caramel lattes are complemented by a good selection of beer and wine.