Iris Cafe

Iris Cafe

Café and Bar$$$$
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
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  • Daniele C.
    "Get the avocado toast with an egg and bacon on the side."(24 Tips)
    Basak H.
    "Avocado toast and shakshuka is amazing."(4 Tips)
    Paul Y.
    "great cortado"(3 Tips)
    Sean F.
    "Hidden gem in Brooklyn Heights."(4 Tips)
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  • Peter V.
    Friendly service ..honest, natural ingredients. Advocado toast is excellent. I enjoyed the salade nicoise and the pickled green beans.
  • Michael
    MichaelJanuary 27
    Quiet local cafe serving good coffee and good food. Great place to start the day before exploring the neighbourhood's outstanding architecture.
  • Shih-ching T.
    Shih-ching TsouDecember 13, 2016
    Bad service, bad hostess.
  • Anne K.
    Anne KarpOctober 25, 2016
    Food is great, service is terrible.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BOctober 7, 2016
    The spaghetti bolognese was top notch
  • KE
    KESeptember 12, 2016
    Arrive by 11am to avoid a brunch wait! Ambiance is lovely. Spanish style eggs, served in a cast iron pan were heavenly. Everything is flavorful. Solid brunch options, good service on a pretty block.
  • Nadia R.
    Nadia RiepenhausenJuly 28, 2016
    Gorgeous cafe on a pretty street in Brooklyn Heights. A must for brunch. The avo and poached eggs or the French toast are a must!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HuddlestonJuly 25, 2016
    Roast beef sandwich
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HuddlestonJuly 25, 2016
    Beef sandwich is a must....
  • Natalia G.
    Natalia GafurovaJune 16, 2016
    Bad staff, 😕 unfriendly service - expensive but nothing special at all! Here are dish with salmon -15 but they brought me a bill with 16!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FranchilliJune 12, 2016
    Chilaquiles.
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickApril 10, 2016
    great environment for a relaxing weekend lunch. the coffee is very good. try the salmon & eggs. the turkey breast sandwich is a little dry and the market salad is nothing to write home about.
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorApril 10, 2016
    the smoked salmon with eggs is tasty, and the place is cute
  • EM H.
    EM H.March 27, 2016
    No more scallion pancakes with the smoked salmon, just toast 😒 pretty pricey for boring menu. But cool interior!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KingMarch 7, 2016
    The New Potato: One of "The Top 10 NYC Avocado Toasts"
  • Rudy V.
    Rudy ValentaFebruary 22, 2016
    Over priced and poor waitstaff. Not sure why this place has such high reviews. Go down the block and there are a ton of better options
  • Paul P.
    Paul PiersonJanuary 2, 2016
    Avocado toast is so good
  • Peter T.
    Peter ThomsonJanuary 1, 2016
    Brunch restaurant rather than a cafe. But lovely. Recommended.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LeonDecember 12, 2015
    Chilaquiles
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LeonDecember 12, 2015
    Delicious chilaquiles! And they do accept credit cards
  • Mia S.
    Mia SolkinDecember 5, 2015
    Great brunch spot in BKH
  • Finley B.
    Finley Bomer-LawsonNovember 6, 2015
    Dinner here is absolutely out of this world. Wonderfully curated dishes that complement one another. You have to surrender to the experience - order lots of dishes to share. One of my favorite spots.
  • Pia C.
    Pia ChévereOctober 28, 2015
    Very disappointing compared to my last visit at Iris, which was great. Cappuccino was very milky, chilaquiles weren't good and waitress Natalia didn't seem to enjoy her waitress job at all!
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TarantinoSeptember 22, 2015
    Chilaquiles. You're welcome.
  • D O.
    D OSeptember 12, 2015
    Very nice cafe in a great neighborhood.
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    ✨Kelsey✨August 5, 2015
    Crowded space, not good for groups. Service was slow too
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LeeJuly 25, 2015
    Well decorated :)
  • Kathy T.
    Kathy TuznikJuly 25, 2015
    I had their avocado toast. So so good.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngJuly 4, 2015
    Avocado toast, chilaquiles~~ a bit of a long wait but you can order delivery from their connected store - willow town 7 on seamless
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthJune 20, 2015
    Eggs were dry and the service was spotty.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldMay 10, 2015
    A bit pricey ($7 for one slice of toast and avocado), but good brunch cocktails, and nice service.
  • Joo J.
    Joo JooApril 30, 2015
    I've never had their breakfast but their dinner was good. Octopus, chicken/kale. Delicious. In a great location! Walk near the water after you pig out
  • Mark A.
    Mark AlexanderApril 28, 2015
    Spectacular shakshuka and avocado toast (with egg). Friendly people too!
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluApril 1, 2015
    Hidden gem for breakfast. Avocado toast and shakshuka is amazing. Cash only is the only bummer.
  • Joyce Y.
    Joyce YaoMarch 17, 2015
    So great! Love love this little cafe. Interior is really cool, food is excellent. Went twice for brunch. Ricotta toast = incredible. Smoked salmon with scallion pancakes = holy crap. Highly recommend
  • Chris B.
    Chris BruceMarch 9, 2015
    Great weekend brunch, though smallish portions. Chilaquiles were fantastic
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 4, 2015
    They serve La Colombe coffee!
  • Caroline M.
    Caroline McCarthyFebruary 17, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    The Brussels sprout croquettes here are really incredible.
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon O'FlynnDecember 29, 2014
    Pastrami sandwich and Cobb salad were fantastic. Great service and vibe here.
  • Phil H.
    Phil HDecember 29, 2014
    Bloody Maria's!
  • H I.
    H IDecember 24, 2014
    They've switched over to La Colombe coffee.
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary BlankDecember 21, 2014
    Go here for breakfast. There is a store next door where you can get food to go.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥December 15, 2014
    Try the ploughman's sandwich
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikNovember 29, 2014
    This cafe is so charming! If you've come for brunch, try the poached eggs served with smoked salmon and pickled onions on scallion pancakes. (Because you can DIY avocado toast at home, let's be real.)
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasNovember 21, 2014
    Great ambiance, but there can be quite a wait on the weekends. Put your name on the list and walk down to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Saager M.
    Saager MhatreNovember 13, 2014
    They've switched their coffee to the Workshop Blend by La Coloumb and it's wonderful.
  • Holley A.
    Holley AtkinsonNovember 8, 2014
    Turns into Store #9 at dinner, very good
  • etta y.
    etta yOctober 26, 2014
    Had the salmon with scallion pancakes and creme fraiche, which was faaaaantastic. My friend's shakshuka looked mighty tasty too. Was seated immediately at 10:30 on a Sunday morning.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FOctober 12, 2014
    Only go if you have lots of time. 20 minute wait equals 1hr 15m.
  • Mat M.
    Mat MSeptember 28, 2014
    Some good light brunch sandwiches, the avocado is especially good!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SwensonSeptember 27, 2014
    The chilaquiles with poached egg and cinnamon french toast balance each other out perfectly. Split em up.
  • Rémi P.
    Rémi PerreaultAugust 25, 2014
    One of the best breakfast I've had in my life.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 24, 2014
    Great vibe, beautiful interior.
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    the shakshuka here is my fave. avocado toast comes in a close second.
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CodegaAugust 17, 2014
    Get the avocado toast with an egg and bacon on the side.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DorvilleAugust 10, 2014
    Salads here are especially awesome. Also they have a cool little grocery mart.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GriggsAugust 9, 2014
    Avocado toast with a soft boiled egg for a light weekend breakfast.
  • Tony O.
    Tony OssendorpAugust 8, 2014
    Good food and very pleasant ambiance all day long!
  • Lesley F.
    Lesley ForresterAugust 8, 2014
    Everything is amazing. Go splitsies so you can taste it all! Ultra fresh and delicious!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 4, 2014
    The Brooklyn Heights restaurant offers a “lovely dinner service that’s conversant in the clichés of the borough—think kale croquettes—but never succumbs to them.” Read more
  • DP
    DPApril 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the chilaquiles. And ask for Rachel. She rules.
  • diana h.
    diana huangApril 27, 2014
    Radishes and chicken butter !! 👌
    Upvoted May 6
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    French country comfort fare, a straightforward beer and wine menu, and a loyal brunch following are what you’ll find at this farm fresh coffee cafe.
  • Meg M.
    Meg MinuskinMarch 27, 2014
    cheddar ham biscuit with soft boiled egg sandwich
  • Ben C.
    Ben CombesJanuary 5, 2014
    Avocado on toast with a poached egg is great here.
  • Gerardo D.
    Gerardo DiazNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Meatloaf is much awesome!
  • Lorenzo L.
    Lorenzo LandiniNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Most adorable place in the most adorable neighborhood. And the coffee is damn good.
  • Liz C.
    Liz CohenAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for dinner if you want to avoid the crazy waits at brunch. Also you can go next door to the market and pick up many of the same brunch items to go like avo toast w/ eggs and the breakfast baguette.
  • Linda L.
    Linda LiukasJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Echo everyone else: the avocado toast & eggs with coffee on a summer morning.
  • christian svanes k.
    christian svanes koldingJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    a strict luddite-like code of conduct prevails, applied most severely at the convergence of social media and digital technology, but the artisan avocado toast and goose egg sandwiches are delightful.
  • melanie k.
    melanie kwongJuly 21, 2013
    Avocado toast ftw.
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BergerMay 20, 2013
    Coffee is so delicious I had to get a second cup!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FarmerMay 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    For lunch, ham & cheddar sandwich with spicy dill chips and an iced coffee. Bam.
  • Charlotte C.
    Iced lattes are out of this world. If you're a coffee lover, don't leave without one :)
  • Selena D.
    Selena DelgadoMarch 17, 2013
    Familial atmosphere & ambiance. Order huevos rancheros, ham & cheddar biscuit with soft boiled eggs (divine), and baguettes. Finish off the breakfast with their petite cinnamon roll with coffee.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EvansMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Meatloaf Sandwich is amazing!
  • Bruce B.
    Bruce BoltonFebruary 2, 2013
    Stumptown coffee, Ray L & Cold War Kids playin. Love this place.
  • Alê P.
    Alê PradoJanuary 5, 2013
    Meatloaf sandwich for sure!
  • Public Art Fund
    Public Art FundJanuary 4, 2013
    Fantastic huevos rancheros, all organic, lots of gluten free treats. #StaffPick close to our show at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FarmerDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    An Americano and the avocado on toast w/ soft eggs. Do it.
  • Tanya K.
    Tanya KarsouNovember 26, 2012
    Avocado toast and cappuccino!
  • jake f.
    jake furstNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    let's keep this place our little secret, k?
  • Diego Z.
    Diego ZambranoNovember 3, 2012
    MEATLOAF Sandwich!!!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BoehnerOctober 13, 2012
    Get the Hungarian Plate! Named after a Hungarian customer of old that would always special order this dish.
  • Laila A.
    Laila AhmadiAugust 16, 2012
    Friendly people & yummy cookies.
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DavisAugust 5, 2012
    Avocado toast w soft boiled eggs. Yum.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BuckleyJuly 16, 2012
    Great place and friendly staff, just be prepared for a 20min wait for a table for breakfast. At least they do takeaway coffee a few shops further up the road
  • Rob E.
    Rob E.July 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic chai latte, and great eggs and soldiers!
  • Leonardo N.
    Leonardo NavarroJuly 14, 2012
    Cinnamon-Raisin Sticky Bun
  • Jake L.
    Jake LevineJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Clever Dripper and check for Handsome Roasters
  • Andrew J. L.
    Andrew J. LeVineJune 12, 2012
    Cozy spot, be aware of a strict unadvertised no laptop policy. I understand enforcing these during busy hours, but when there are empty tables and I'm getting some work done while waiting for food?
  • Katie Z.
    Katie ZaninMay 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the super cute staff ;)
  • Amanda
    AmandaApril 23, 2012
    Apparently the breakfast baguette is the way to go.
  • Matt B.
    Grapefruit Mimosa = the jam.
  • Matt B.
    Peculiar but delicious take on Huevos Rancheros.
  • Avrielle G.
    Avrielle GApril 14, 2012
    The avocado / cucumber / cheddar cheese sandwich is very tasty.
  • Avrielle G.
    Avrielle GApril 11, 2012
    Love the avocado toast & soft boiled eggs. Had a delicious iced coffee as well. A must visit when I'm in Brooklyn Heights!
  • David R.
    David RiveraMarch 25, 2012
    Great place. A hidden gem. Def on the avocado toast and the Cortado (just shy short of a Cuban Cortadito).
  • Mark B.
    Mark BoeseMarch 23, 2012
    Cortado hit the spot but the oatmeal cookie really sold me - that and the eye-grace running the register. Next time in NY, gonna have to get the soft-boiled's and toast.
  • Lindsey T.
    Lindsey TurnerMarch 19, 2012
    Avocado toast with egg is fantastic!!
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