La Cafette

4.7
37 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Cosy
La Cafette is a beautifully charming French Bistro & Rôtissoire nestled on a quiet corner in Williamsburg. Our menu is filled with flavorful, elegant takes on classic French cuisine. Along with a plethora of seasonal cocktails, and a lovely French-focused wine list available year-round.
Perfect for a festive happy hour and bites with friends, a lingering meal for a special occasion, or a lazy weekend brunch, La Cafette provides a sophisticated but low-key oasis in one of Brooklyn’s busiest neighborhoods.

Special Offers

Happy Hour

Enjoy $6 glasses of house wine, $4 beers and discounted light bites !

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 16 March 2118

Availability: Sun 17:30-20:00
Tue-Thu 17:00-19:30

What 37 People Are Saying
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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food; great service, nice atmosphere. I love Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, so hearing them on the P.A. was quite an eye-opener. Most of all, my friend who accompanied me LOVED it so seeing her happy made me happier.

Thanks!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A treasure in Williamsburg. Small menu but every dish we tried, both at dinner and at brunch, was creatively prepared and delicious.
The staff are lovely, very attentive but respectful of space.
We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are looking for a good French place to eat, you find it!

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVED this restaurant! Food was amazing- just like Paris! Service was great.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

More than 50% of the items on the menu were not available because the grill apparently wasn’t working. They wouldn’t even serve the steak tartare because the grill wouldn’t work with the bread that goes with it, even though we mentioned we didn’t need the bread grilled. Also, the garlic butter mussels got 2 ppl of our dinner party incredibly sick after dinner. Definitely avoid this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Disappointed that they removed the escargot. But good food and nice servers!

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JK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The chicken does not disappoint, the Caesar salad was lovely and the service and atmosphere are absolutely charming. Even though it was our first time there, Kevin made us feel like regulars!

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MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C’est parfait

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

lovely brunch spot in williamsburg. Not too crowded and service was impeccable

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BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely intimate bistro on one of the last quiet corners in Williamsburg - you could squint and believe you were somewhere in a calm Paris arondissement. 5 stars all around, except 4 for service: not for lack of trying, but for trying too hard...probably because the place is fairly new... We appreciated the promptness and the eager check-ins, but in a soothing place like this sometimes less is more...not a blemish at all, just a suggestion: we think the staff will grow into it... We're so happy to have discovered this little local gem, we'll be back soon and we wholeheartedly recommend it...

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DM
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Foie gras was well presented, Jaret d'agneau was amazing, $6 glasses of wine on happy hour were great. Absolutely will be back and highly recommend!

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AD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Very small space, much better suited for casual/small parties. Food was good, however by 2:30 brunch on a Sunday they were out of basically everything I had hoped to eat, so that was disappointing. Server was not the warmest- we felt as though we were inconveniencing her at every turn. She did, however seem to have all tables, so I did tip full 20% as I have been in service and understand that stress. Cocktails are small and relatively expensive, but overall ok experience.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has been a neighborhood "go-to" mine and never disappoints. Authentic French fare and great service from the bartender and owners. Big fan of the lamb shank, pork chop and burger.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our table wasn’t ready right away and staff was very accommodating to make up for it! Food was great and vibe is intimate and casual. Definitely a neighborhood gem and will go back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, lovely owners and very authentic French <3. Highly recommend the mixed platter, foie gras and the fondant au chocolat.

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BK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like being in a trendy cafe in Paris, food is very good, casual and fun vibe. Great cocktails & french wine list. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been there few time already, always extremely satisfied by everything. The food is as good as some of the best bistro in France, using high quality and very fresh products. The waiting team is lovely and very pro.
A mandatory stop if you visit or live in Brooklyn!

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BJ
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The owners were so lovely and welcoming, unpretentious and friendly. The ambiance was V French- made me think we were in Paris. Food was really tasty! We had burgers, French onion soup and flank steak. Yum!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Came in for the first time on Sunday evening and had a great meal at the bar. Service was a highlight, food was on point and the ambiance is everything I think a neighborhood bar/restaurant should be. Thanks for a great time.

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SE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excelllent experience that took us back to France. The rotisserie chicken is a MUST try! Merci bien!

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D
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A charming cafe with nice people serving delicious food. The brunch is outstanding and truly French. The place is generally packed and for good reason. A hidden gem in Williamsburg.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great French classics, went with a colleague who has not really had french food before and she loved it. I will for sure go back.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!!

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RM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service excellent food excellent vibe

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

After looking at their Instagram, I was dying to go. 10x better than the pictures. Everything.

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e
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed La Cafette. We shared the meat and cheese board and it was unusually delicious, particularly well chosen cheeses. Then I had the steak with blue cheese sauce special and DH had the lamb shank. Both really good but the steak won. They had a very friendly wine list and we found a nice red at a good price. I had profiteroles for desert, DH had cheesecake. Win win, always a good conclusion!

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l
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great cozy spot. Highly recommend the chicken & burger.

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g
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my birthday brunch at La Cafette and it was fantastic! The space is small but they were incredibly accommodating for our large group, and even put a candle in our Profiteroles and put on 'happy birthday' music as they brought it out. The brunch cocktails were excellent, and the smoked salmon tartine was fresh and delicious. I will be back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday. The wine was fantastic and the food was even better. We had the rotisserie de jour, which was chicken. Probably the best chicken we've had.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect lil place for an intimate meal

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LL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighborhod place! Cozy, yet cool vibe, good food and wine. Able to have conversation even as it gets busy. Service was great. will definitely go back!

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YA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

La Cafette's food is delicious, service is good however, the space is extremely tight.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent brunch!

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Adorable restaurant. An intimate setting, extremely friendly staff, and delicious food.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great addition to the neighborhood!! The restaurant is cozy with cool design. The food was simple but very, very good! I’ve lived in France for a few years and their escargots are as good as they can be. I had the burger which is probably one of the best I’ve ever had in the city. The burger comes with a slice of soft cheese (Camembert) which really makes it amazing. I have no words for the profiteroles with Nutella ... out of this world. Cherry on the cake, our sever was so funny and charming....All this for a very decent price, will be back for sure!!

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PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice little restaurant. Perfect spot for a date

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AO
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I wasn't sure what to expect for a small place to accommodate 8 people for brunch since I had never been, but it ended up being wonderful! The service was great, we didn't feel rushed, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the coffee was good. Will definitely be coming back!

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