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El Beit
Espresso Bar$
Today 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
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158 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
158 Bedford AvenueUSNew York11211
(718) 302-1810
$Espresso BarToday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Compact, bustling neighborhood coffeehouse serving up espresso & baked goods in a basic space.- Google
"They brew French Press and it's delicious."
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"One of the few places that have a clover that isn't Starbucks."
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Sophie Clarke
a year ago
I use el beit primarily as a work space so can only comment on how well it serves as my office.... The WIFI is good and almost never down, there are 3 sets of outlets that cover pretty much all of the tables but BEWARE the outlets are loose and macbook cords without their extensions will fall out and not stay in the wall, so bring your extension cord! The front of the house has a few two person tables that I generally leave to non-computer customers while the back of the cafe has a large worktable that can fit up to 6. It is almost always filled with 6 people with computers and actually makes for quite a nice peer-pressure fueled workspace. There is also a comfortable, and very very worn armchair which is a comfortable place to sit with a computer all day. WATCH OUT when you go to el biet in the winter-- there is a backyard garden (which I am sure is very nice in the summer) but in the winter, people go out there to smoke and almost never close the door. So, it makes for a frustrating work environment when you have to get up every 5 minutes and close the door after some hipster too lazy to close it themselves to stop the winter air from freezing the whole place. FOOD: nothing special. The coffee expensive and small. I really just buy it for the right to use their wifi and workspace.
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Jason Martin
2 years ago
Free attitude with every cup! My wife wanted 2 shots of espresso to go (as-in 2 shots in one cup). The My-Life-Is-Awesome-Bow-Down-To-Me guy at the counter said "we don't do shots of espresso to go" but offered Americano. Well, he gave her 2 Americanos to go. Last time I checked, espresso isn't that hard to pour into any container, and THIS WAS ONE DRINK ORDER, not 2. You're not the be-all-end-all of coffee servers in the world, buddy, and if you have a gut, don't wear skinny jeans. PS the Jack Johnson hat is so 3 years ago. I am giving them 2 stars (instead of 1) for quality of bean and a free, no-hassle restroom. Would not go back to order coffee, but would go for a bathroom break.
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Nancy Feldis
2 years ago
Both El Beit and the sister cafe, Modca, are really great cafes for getting work done, and enjoying good food. The pastries are great, and they have plenty of drink options for non-coffee drinkers and people who can't have caffeine, like me! The Lavender Earl Grey tea is phenomenal, in my opinion. I find the staff friendly, not at all obnoxious as other reviewers have mentioned. If you don't like the environment, don't hang out in Brooklyn. Best part, though, is the artwork. They rotate local artists' pieces through the two cafes, and it really adds something to the atmosphere. Great cafe, great neighborhood, great cookies.
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Cheryl Crow
2 years ago
Cute little cafe in Brooklyn. Great window seating and back patio area. But they want to limit the internet to 30 minutes and the chai tea latte was "average" on flavor.
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Đina Aluminijskefolijević
2 years ago
I tip my hat to thee, El Beit for finally doing something about those laptop folk. You know the type that stay there all day, mooching off the wifi, using the bathroom, and in return only buying a cup of coffee. This is good if you go to coffee shops to enjoy your day out with some coffee. It's bad if you're a laptop junkie because they're literally shooing people away after being there for 30 minutes. The baked goods are just okay. Coffee is delicioso. One of the few places that have a clover that isn't Starbucks. Service is nice. There's not much decor, very minimalist. But they could do with some new chairs as the existing are kinda scuffed up.
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robert thomas
a year ago
Great frech press coffee, a little bit of attitude but its hard to get a great cup without in this town
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Nadia Kline-Taylor
a year ago
This has been my morning and weekend coffee spot for years. The coffee here is excellent. They brew French Press and it's delicious. The only downside is that there aren't that many tables and it gets crowded on the weekends, so it's not the best place to go and work for a while.
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Pat Gunn
2 years ago
Good coffee, decent pastries, and some truly weird other drink options. Often crowded and they discourage long laptop camping.

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