We believe that Almondine makes the best baguette in the city, so when we were in Dumbo recently we had to stop by and pick up a couple for later. And since we were there, we stayed for a quick lunch.
Almondine offers a nice selection of savory items–sandwiches, soups, and quiche. It also has lovely croissants, cakes and tarts, and the best fruit danish in town. Really, just order the danish (it’s half-apricot, half-pear, and totally fabulous). On the weekends raspberry beignets are available. If you are there when they are freshly made the scent of raspberries washes over the entire space, and you’ll agree that the it’s worth a trip to Dumbo for the beignets alone.
Almondine’s decor sports a lot of glass, metal, and brick, and yet the small space is mostly comfortable. In fact, the reading was higher than we expected but was probably due to two cranky toddlers who were subject, along with the rest of us, to an endless parental rant. The reason the space was comfortable was that there was no music playing. Even a live space can be comfortable if there is no music, and Almondine proves it. As a result, we can easily recommend you stop in for a nosh at any time.
So definitely stop by Almondine if you are in Dumbo. Have a coffee and a quiche, and don’t forget to grab a baguette or two (and a fruit danish) on the way out the door. You’ll thank us.
Monday through Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
85 Water Street (betw. Main and Dock Streets), Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201