Cafe Edna

Cafe Edna

(Now Closed)
Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • Gabs S.
    Gabs SAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The scramble with basil is out of this world... I have dreams about it. Also, the brew over ice coffee is like crack and makes me bug out, but it's also the most delicious in the neighborhood!
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    The old Cafe Royal has become Cafe Edna. Wifi is much improved, there are lots of plugs, and a full food menu. Coffee is courtesy of Toby's Estate. Great, quiet place to work.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilliamsJuly 5, 2011
    Music was fine actually. Some post punk and first wave xm radio station. Nice place to read and sip on a cafinated beverage with an array of desks and tables. What you expect from a modern BK cafe.
  • Allyson R.
    Allyson RudolphJune 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    New owners, now called Cafe Edna. Awesome outdoor seating, friendly staff, delicious egg wraps still the same.
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    Near the end of June, the old Cafe Royal became Cafe Edna, reopening with a new coat of paint, better wifi, and now offering Toby's Estate Coffee.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RhoadesOctober 11, 2013
    Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito is ultra delicious and not at all skimpy despite its 4$ pricetag. This just became my go-to.
  • Lalia W.
    Lalia WilliamsMarch 6, 2015
    Amazing breakfast burrito! And I really love the outdoor sitting area!
  • Carrie F.
    Carrie FranklinApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite coffee in this area. The food looks awesome, but I haven't tried it yet.
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KueblerJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a big fan if this spot. New owners but everything is the same. Good when there are no other options in the hood and u don't want go the manhattan ave
  • Megan W.
    Megan WunderSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Iced coffee is great for summer and the peppermint patty is amazing in the winter!
  • Katie K.
    Katie KlencheskiSeptember 20, 2011
    The chicken/coleslaw salad is so good. Kale potato soup is amazing for snowy days.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CantwellJune 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sad. They revamped the place and in doing so lost a huge amount of character. No more mix n match chairs or funky school desks. The metal tables and dark wood chairs seem West Elm-ish.
  • Maxime K.
    Maxime KolinoOctober 13, 2014
    Be careful! They're really able to spoil your day charging $55 tips from $6 order and fixing it pretty lame if (!) you suddenly notice it. Bad coffee. Soy milk just made it worse. My last time there.
  • Lisette V.
    Lisette VoytkoSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is now limited to number of hours versus the amount of money you spend (I.e $10 for 2 hours of wifi.) It's stupid slow and shows crazy packet loss. Time to find a new place to work, over it.
  • MixedBunny
    MixedBunnyJanuary 5, 2011
    Very cute brunch spot with fun menu items! Their fresh juice bar is a must try
  • Lisette V.
    Lisette VoytkoDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The veggie sausage breakfast burrito is dope and cost-effective!
  • Gabs S.
    Gabs SApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The back/side door in the room with all the tables doesn't open; despite the postit that says so, 95% of patrons will try unsuccessfully.
  • kat p.
    kat popielApril 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the orange brioche, it's light and fluffy but also filled with the glorious sin of gooey custard!
  • Tara T.
    Tara TaraSeptember 25, 2014
    I have officially stopped going here because of the untrained staff and their disappointing (lousy) espresso drinks. Do not - I repeat - do not order anything made w/ espresso or you will regret it.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LykingAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    try the quiche with a soy chai and sit outside with friends. Great Brunch!
  • Nate
    NateDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Note that the hours are only 'til 9pm, despite what these other tips say.
  • Sydney S. K.
    Sydney S. KimMarch 19, 2011
    don't get anything besides beverages and baked goods. also, needs a music change!
  • Laurie B.
    Laurie BurkittJuly 9, 2010
    Stick to the drinks here. The food, while it looks appetizing and so promising, leaves much to be desired. Portions are small and the flavor doesn't warrant the prices. Coffee, however, is fantastic!
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬September 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced latte. Do it. Do it now.
  • susan
    susanMay 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chai lattes - hot or iced. And get the duck confit (wow)
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BatruniMay 13, 2012
    Their iced vanilla latte is awesome.
  • Maria S.
    Maria StanishevaSeptember 14, 2013
    Owners have changed, use to like cafe Royal way better...backyard was total mess, not goi g back any time soon
  • Carrie F.
    Carrie FranklinApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hot coffee, French pressed
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarieOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan breakfast burritos are my fav.
  • Caitlyn C.
    Caitlyn CathcartJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kombucha on tap makes my day every time
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CantwellJune 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Wifi pwd: CafeEdna2013
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel StuartJune 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Seems like a def improvement over cafe royal. No one is here, but can imagine in a few weeks it might be very decent and busy.
  • Mary
    MaryFebruary 12, 2011
    Try a delicious, chewy, vegan Ginger Snap!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BremmerJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The spicy simple syrup goes great with their chai.
  • Eva B.
    Eva BonusMay 15, 2015
    Breakfast scramble is amazing
  • 3stepzigzag
    3stepzigzagMay 31, 2014
    The mocha is dreadful. Tastes like it comes out of a packet.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McmastersSeptember 6, 2013
    Wifi is with purchase - hope it works for them.
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stumptown coffee until 11pm everynight and the Eggplant Panini is to die for.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SpinosaAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's just Cafe Royal, now with better coffee
  • Carrie F.
    Carrie FranklinApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome back patio
  • Abba C.
    Abba CarmichaelJuly 8, 2011
    French Press coffee is the the best!
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersMay 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Cafe Royal when you want to stay out late with your laptop. Read more
  • Ru R.
    Ru RavehOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Two words: Breakfast Burrito!.
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stumptown coffee until 11pm everynight! Eggplant panini is to die for.
  • Carrie F.
    Carrie FranklinApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing breakfast Burritos!
  • Glen
    GlenApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Network: Royal2 Password: 09021946
  • Niloo K.
    Niloo KApril 6, 2012
    Breakfast burritos are good !
  • John K.
    John KulsickJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoked salmon bagel. Unstoppable.
  • Libbii C.
    Libbii CadyJuly 19, 2013
    love this place
  • Marc C.
    Marc C.September 9, 2015
    There's a bunch of tips about their food, but turns out they just had bagels when we came. :/
  • Alex J.
    Alex JohnsonFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring headphones, the music they play is awful
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OakleyMay 28, 2010
    The turkey club is delicious.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GellesNovember 19, 2013
    Avoid the breakfast scramble. It's a greasy pile of future dyspepsia.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MurrayMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    nice backyard.
  • David G.
    David GwilliamJune 27, 2011
    Free wifi and The Monitor <3 Read more
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LeibowitzJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    these fascists want to charge you ten dollars for using the internet for over an hour, even though you can get that shit for free on the SUBWAY nowadays. no thanks.
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MaclenMarch 22, 2010
    The latte here is un-be-lie-va-ble!
  • David W.
    David WolfSeptember 26, 2011
    They're only open until 6pm, not 11.
  • EJAY J.
    EJAY JUNGAugust 11, 2010
    Tasty tofu burrito
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MarcusNovember 3, 2013
    One hour wifi limit for spending ten dollars.... Some sort of sick joke .
  • Mark B.
    Mark BApril 19, 2010
    Stumptown mornins
  • Griffin T.
    Griffin ThomasMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    enjoy a latte.
  • Jean-marie G.
    Jean-marie GrenierMay 15, 2010
    Bread basket trés Bon !
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