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Iris Cafe

20 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4564
+1 718-722-7255
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
20 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4564
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We used to live in Brooklyn Heights, and this is the kind of cafe that would have kept us there. It is unpretentious but hip, friendly and knowledgeable staff, quiet and appealing atmosphere, and delicious food. Can't go wrong, it's the real deal.

Thank enroute55
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I met a friend here for brunch on Saturday. We were expecting a wait, but were pleasantly surprised to find a table available when we arrived. I had a wonderful dish of poached eggs on Norwegian Salmon and whole wheat toast triangles,...More

Thank Cricket51
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for coffee before a show. Rachel made amazing latte and was wonderful conversation. Octopus appetizer was beautiful and so yummy. Intimate rustic space. Will definitely be back!

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 13 October 2016

i made a reservation and the only time available was 7h15, when we came there, the restaurant was empty....the music was loud...no ambiance...the menu was not the same as on the website....the food was very very average...and expensive ! my family and i weere very...More

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on a recommendation from a local. It was early on a Thursday and not too crowded. The bartender was super - the cheese platter was a perfect appetizer. The tap ran out after my first beer - bartender was...More

Thank sisterpv
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely location amidst planted streets Cosy place on a quiet road. Good coffee and high quality meals (healthy and tasty).

Thank Myrtillelamy
Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you're in Brooklyn Heights (a really lovely historic neighborhood that gives you access to some great views of Manhattan and New York Harbor) and venturing into or out of Brooklyn Bridge Park via the Joralemon (pronounced JORE-alla-mon) entrance, this is a great little spot...More

Thank kleic
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner here last Night. It has a very warm setting with great food and service. My husband had the iris salad and the chicken. I had the grilled octopus salad ash salmon. Both wonderful!

Thank marionleem
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I ate Saturday brunch here with two girlfriends and found it to be a lovely neighbourhood cafe in a gorgeous part of Brooklyn. However portion sizes are small and we left still hungry. I didn't order a latte when I saw the price - $5.75!...More

Thank Madam_Zo_Zo
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Our family has really come to enjoy Iris, however, 3 of us just walked away from dinner thinking that our meal was a bit of a joke. Brussel sprouts appetizer arrived, which is delicious and we all noted how tiny it was. Didn't even think...More

Thank HClowd
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4564
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-722-7255
The atmosphere of this Brooklyn Heights cafe combines great food and drinks with the nostalgia of the most beautiful cobblestone street in Willowtown. Iris Cafe has grown from its cafe roots of serving breakfast and lunch "Best Cafe New York 2010" -New York Magazine to serving dinner as Store #9 with a full bar and late night menu. Chef Joey Scalabrino has revamped the menu with a unique variety of seasonal dishes.
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