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Iris Cafe

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20 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4564
+1 718-722-7255
13:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I met a friend here for brunch on Saturday. We were expecting a wait, but were pleasantly surprised to find a table available when we arrived. I had a wonderful dish of poached eggs on Norwegian Salmon and whole wheat toast triangles, and side of fresh berries and two delicious cappuccinos. We'll be back.

Thank Cricket51
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for coffee before a show. Rachel made amazing latte and was wonderful conversation. Octopus appetizer was beautiful and so yummy. Intimate rustic space. Will definitely be back!

Thank Paul W
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

i made a reservation and the only time available was 7h15, when we came there, the restaurant was empty....the music was loud...no ambiance...the menu was not the same as on the website....the food was very very average...and expensive ! my family and i weere very disapointed !!

Thank Sophie D
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on a recommendation from a local. It was early on a Thursday and not too crowded. The bartender was super - the cheese platter was a perfect appetizer. The tap ran out after my first beer - bartender was apologetic. Red wine was a bit warm when served, but overall - I'd recommend this... More 

Thank sisterpv
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely location amidst planted streets Cosy place on a quiet road. Good coffee and high quality meals (healthy and tasty).

Thank Myrtillelamy
Brooklyn, New York
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303 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you're in Brooklyn Heights (a really lovely historic neighborhood that gives you access to some great views of Manhattan and New York Harbor) and venturing into or out of Brooklyn Bridge Park via the Joralemon (pronounced JORE-alla-mon) entrance, this is a great little spot to stop for breakfast, brunch, lunch (the same menu from 8 to 4) or dinner.... More 

Thank kleic
Bonita Springs, Florida
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner here last Night. It has a very warm setting with great food and service. My husband had the iris salad and the chicken. I had the grilled octopus salad ash salmon. Both wonderful!

Thank marionleem
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I ate Saturday brunch here with two girlfriends and found it to be a lovely neighbourhood cafe in a gorgeous part of Brooklyn. However portion sizes are small and we left still hungry. I didn't order a latte when I saw the price - $5.75! Not worth it - very poor in value.

Thank Madam_Zo_Zo
New York City, New York
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418 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Our family has really come to enjoy Iris, however, 3 of us just walked away from dinner thinking that our meal was a bit of a joke. Brussel sprouts appetizer arrived, which is delicious and we all noted how tiny it was. Didn't even think that it was 13 bucks...complete rip off, and why? Brussel sprouts aren't exactly truffles. Wine... More 

Thank HClowd
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Seriously. Best raspberry muffin in New York. Amazing scone with nuts. Nice decoration, cozy atmosphere, friendly staff. The portions are not very big, so it's better to share, so you can have a taste of differents things on the menu. I wish they could have chai latte and fresh squeezed orange juice, though.

Thank z0ui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4564
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-722-7255
The atmosphere of this Brooklyn Heights cafe combines great food and drinks with the nostalgia of the most beautiful cobblestone street in Willowtown. Iris Cafe has grown from its cafe roots of serving breakfast and lunch

"Best Cafe New York 2010" -New York Magazine

to serving dinner as Store #9 with a full bar and late night menu. Chef Joey Scalabrino has revamped the menu with a unique variety of seasonal dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?