House-Roasted Coffee

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We roast all our beans in-house several times a week using our 12-kilo , small-batch Diedrich R12 roaster. We believe this ensures that each bean's maximum flavor and aroma always reaches your cup at peak freshness. We sell coffee by the pound and also wholesale. To find out more about our wholesale business please contact us.

Food from Scratch

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We offer a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and baked goods. We make it all from-scratch daily in our little kitchen, using the freshest and best-quality ingredients we can find. We source locally as much as we can--not only because it tastes better, but because small businesses matter. Every forkful of food is a vote for a thriving community and a healthy local economy. Our partners include: Glebocki Farms * Red Jacket Orchards* The Jam Stand* Brooklyn Brine* Paisanos* Hudson Valley Fresh*Blue Duck Bakery * Colson Patisserie * Balthazar Bakery* Buck Farms

Our Location & Hours

mapgrab We are located at 251 5th Ave (between Carroll St & Garfield Pl) Brooklyn, NY 11215 Hours are Monday thru Friday 7am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm. We offer unlimited wifi access Monday thru Friday. To accommodate all of our customers' needs, laptop use is only permitted in certain areas of the cafe on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm.
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Our Story

From the moment we brewed our first cup on a blustery winter morning in 2012, the Kos Kaffe aspiration was simple: give our Brooklyn neighbors a truly local, mom-and-pop coffeehouse to call home. It’s no accident that we call ourselves a roasting “house.” We wanted to create a place that made people feel good when they walked out their front door and through ours. This meant building a beautiful, inviting space that encouraged communion. It meant offering heartfelt, made-from-scratch food. Above all, it meant crafting superior coffee every single day.

Kos Kaffe (kōs kä fé) means “cup of coffee” in multiple languages. We believe that excellent coffee is for everyone. It doesn’t need to be complicated or intimidating. We source top-quality green beans from around the world and roast them in-house several times a week for superlative freshness and flavor. We’ve got incredibly skilled (not to mention incredibly nice) baristas pulling shots behind our espresso machine, and local milk that comes from the cow to your cup in just a few short days. To us, that’s the beginning of a great coffee dialogue. The rest should be a genuinely democratic conversation—we aim both to educate and to understand what makes our customers’ love of coffee tick.

Who are “we”, exactly? We’re a husband-and-wife team: Allon, the coffee man, has been a professional coffee roaster for over 20 years; he trained under Stephan Diedrich and founded Park Slope’s beloved Ozzie’s Coffee. Sarah, the hands behind the kitchen, has spent over a decade cooking in New York City, from Savoy to Amy’s Bread, to working alongside New York Times food writer Melissa Clark. Sarah has also authored two cookbooks, Campfire Cookery (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) and the forthcoming Fruitful (Running Press), a collection of recipes that celebrate Red Jacket Orchards, a third-generation family farm in upstate New York.

Together, we promise to get your day off to an excellent start.

Yours in the pursuit of culinary goodness,

Allon Azulai and Sarah Huck

From The Blog

Our Menu

Kos Kaffe

 

BREAKFAST 

Frittata: sauteed market greens, feta, potato $8   w/bacon: $9

Buckwheat pancakes: seasonal fruit, Catskills maple syrup, mascarpone $9

House-made granola: Greek yogurt, seasonal fruit, local honey $7

Irish steel-cut oats: seasonal fruit, toasted walnuts, dried fruit, cream $5.25

Sausage & Egg Biscuit: house-made breakfast sausage, hard-boiled egg, sauteed greens, cheddar-chive biscuit: $8.50

Farmers’ market fruit bowl (available seasonally): ripe fresh fruit, mint $5.95

Breakfast Sides

Grapefruit half w/candied ginger and raw sugar $2.50

Organic hard-boiled egg $1

House-made breakfast sausage $3/each

Hot buttered toast (multigrain or rye, with salted European butter) $2.25

Bagel $1.50

House-made Almond Butter/Jam/Cream cheese  $1/each

LUNCH 

Sandwiches

Indian Chicken: garam masala-spiced chicken, roasted tomato, mango pickle aioli, and watercress on multigrain, ciabatta, or rye $9.75

Prosciutto Cotto: hand-carved Italian baked ham, cornichon-mustard butter on baguette or ciabatta $9.75

Tofu Banh Mi: seared marinated tofu, pickled vegetables, cucumber, sriracha aioli on baguette $7.95

Egg Salad: hard-boiled egg, radish, capers, chive, piment d’esplette on multigrain, ciabatta, or rye $6.50

Grilled Cheese: gruyere or aged cheddar on multigrain or rye (served with Brooklyn Brine pickle) $6.95 Add prosciutto cotto: $3   add onion jam $1

Grilled AB & J: house-made almond butter, choice of jam on multigrain or rye $5.95

Salads

Tuscan Kale: Beets, oranges, walnuts, ricotta salata $8.95

Indian Chicken: garam-masala-spiced chicken, mango pickle aioli, roasted tomato, mixed greens $9.75

Lentil: French lentilles de puy, roasted carrot, golden raisins, salsa verde, feta, mixed greens $8.95

Market Salad: seasonal market vegetables, hard-boiled egg, parmigiano-reggiano, mixed greens $8.95

Seasonal From-Scratch Soup $7

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