A word about Smooch Cafe on Carlton
After a recent round of tennis at Fort Greene Park, we were jonesing for some nice java to start off
the weekend morning. My suggestion of Tillie's was met by our fellow hitting partner's reply that
'the only thing you get at Tillie's is bottled water.'
Fair enough. Where should we go? Hitting partner replied, 'the best place is at Smooch Cafe,
around the corner on Carlton.' There we went, to get a muffin and a coffee. Granted, the coffee was fresh brewed like in other serious cafes we've been to in Europe. And sure, it took 5 whole minutes to do it and it cost us the short side of change on a $10
We bring this topic up because a recent chowhounder posed the question of the best coffee in Brooklyn. One reply was at Smooch Cafe on Carlton, but the writer also rued the over-the-top hipster/gentrification quotient.