Williamsburg now has syringe donuts, because, of course it does


You can grab ’em at St. Balmain. And once the novelty wears off, head over to Greenpoint for the real deal at Peter Pan.

The cafe has been serving coffee, tea, pastries, and espresso drinks on North 8th Street since late last year, but the full menu, tableside dining service, and DIY Doughnuts are a new addition to the space, which also features all-day brunch and lunch menus and an expansive backyard patio. Each morning, for an additional fee, a select group of diners are invited to retile and grout the patio. (Kidding… for now.)

During our visit we sampled both the chocolate and vanilla doughnuts, and while the former took a bit of effort to inject, both were delicious thanks in large part to the house-made contents of the syringes. If you’re thinking “Five bucks is mighty steep for an unfinished pastry,” remember that it’s 2014 and you’re in Williamsburg Williamsburg Williamsburg. The fresh tulips and commissioned Jacques Cousteau portrait and $5 trillion dollar-a-month rent don’t pay for themselves.

St. Balmain’s full brunch menu includes items like a breakfast sandwich of egg, bacon, and crunchy kale ($10) and an avocado on crunchy toast served with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese ($10). We sampled the latter and couldn’t have been happier with how generous a portion of just-ripe avocado we were treated to. The lunch menu also includes a seared lentil and almond patty “LA Burger” ($11) and a cheese-topped meatball sub that comes in full ($12) and half portions ($7).

St. Balmain
178 N 8th St
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


  1. Peter pan is gross. Everybody knows its gross. The only people who like do so cuz its cheap and they don’t mind shoveling garbage in their face

    • jjinbroklyn says:

      Snob troll.
      Peter Pan’s tasty and fattening food has made residents of this community smile for decades. If by “cheap” you mean “inexpensive”, well then I hope you fall from your lofty perch of privilege and someday consider it a small blessing that you can afford $2.50 for a few donuts and coffee.

      Take your locally-sourced-vegan-beardhairenriched-4 dollar donuts- and shove ’em up your garbage chute at the Edge.

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