Archestratus Books + Foods is a very calm space, even with unnecessary music playing in the background. It should be calm, as it is a cafe burrowed into the back of a bookstore. There is a short menu offering a few savory and sweet treats during the day, and a selection of coffees and teas. Service is friendly and relaxed.
Archestratus Books + Foods offers a well-liked dinner on Thursday nights. We’ve never been, but given the rave dinner reviews on Yelp and other rating sites, it’s on our short list to try for this year.
The bookstore portion of the space features books on food and cooking–it’s easy to get lost in the space for hours. There is also a small selection of interesting gift items on offer. Overall the entire space is quiet and comfortable.
There were only a couple of people sharing the cafe when we visited, so we can’t say conclusively that the space would be comfortable when full. Still, the cafe soundscape should be fine even when crowded, as it only seats 12.
Archestratus Books + Foods is highly recommended.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Dinner is available Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
160 Huron Street (betw. Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street), Brooklyn, NY 11222