We visited the Jay Street location of Brooklyn Roasting Company on a late Saturday afternoon and found it very busy but relaxed. This location is the company’s headquarters and “roastery,” so there is a lot of space. Large bags of green coffee beans were piled artistically around the space. It was a bit disconcerting to see some people use them as seating, but they seemed to serve that purpose.
Because it’s a big space so you should always be able to find a relatively quiet corner. Something that is almost guaranteed as it’s very popular with people who are beavering away on their computers. In fact, there are always lots of laptop brigade members here, which is always a good sign.
Music played softly in the background during our visit, but as it was truly in the background we did not mind. The coffee, unsurprisingly, is excellent and reasonably priced for Dumbo. It should be, since they roast their own beans and sell them.
We highly recommended this location of Brooklyn Roasting Company. There usually are savory and sweet snacks on offer, but the cupboard was a bit bare in the late afternoon. We remember their version of a pop tart with some fondness, so if you want a snack to go with your coffee try visiting a little earlier in the day.
If you like the feeling of a big lofty space in the middle of a very industrial looking part of Brooklyn–a Con Ed transmission substation is across the street–you will be in your element. The Dumbo location of Brooklyn Roasting Company is well worth a visit.
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day
25 Jay Street (at the corner of John Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201