West Cafe

West Cafe

379 Union Avenue
Brooklyn NY, 11211
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Cuisine: Coffee Shop/Cafe
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Price: $
Hours: Mon 7am-7pm-; Tue-Sun, 7am-Midnight
Booze: None
Subway: L to Lorimer St.
Delivery: None
We say:

Tired of Gimme! Coffee and Second Stop? We’re excited to report that there is now an alternative coffee shop option for anyone living near Lorimer Street-the newly opened West Cafe on Union Avenue. West Cafe serves coffee from The Brooklyn Roasting Company, pastries from Balthazar, and bagels from Bagelsmith. The cafe was named after owner Esther Bell’s favorite Vaudeville star Mae West who grew up a few blocks away.

The interior is bright and spacious with various sized tables and ample seating. There’s a backyard area which isn’t open yet, but fingers crossed will be ready before it’s too cold to sit outside. In the future, the cafe will serve wine, beer, and a small plates menu which will feature dishes from local chefs on a rotating basis, turning it into more of an evening hangout spot. Our favorite part of the cafe is the to-go window in the front which will come in handy for early morning weekday coffee stops.


  1. They have beer now – decent selection and thank god no bud, coors or the like! Hours have improved: 7am to midnight (very impressive). Hope they stay

  2. The West now has cocktails named after Mae West’s movies. Don’t forget the anniversary part on September 29th at 8pm. All are welcome :)

  3. I started going to The West after Second Stop shuttered and I’m glad for it, I like it a lot more. More seating, a great backyard, and BEER!

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