Monday, May 08, 2017

Sheila's, A New Bakery, Café And Restaurant Now Open On Court Street

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Over the week-end, Sheila's, a brand new café, bakery, and restaurant at 412 Court Street in Carroll Gardens opened its doors.  The space, formerly occupied by Dover, is bright and welcoming with lots of natural daylight and plenty of seating.
Stop by in the morning for coffee, freshly house-baked bread and pastries, granola, and breakfast sandwiches. Lunch options includes soups, salads, sandwiches, as well as market bowls. A dinner menu will be added soon and Sheila's intends to serve craft beers, wine and cocktails.
Sheila is committed to serving sustainable, fair-trade coffee as well as using seasonal, local, greenmarket ingredients for their food offerings. The menu indicates that this is "a gratuity-free establishment. Our model combines a higher hourly wage with a revenue-sharing system and is a more equitable and sustainable way of doing business which compensates all members of our team, both front, and back-of-house, without exception."
Have you stopped by yet?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks nice, and good on them if the profit sharing stuff is meaningfully implemented.

That said, the loss of Dover is massive. Quietly, and without the buzz of Battersby and the Franks' restaurants, Dover was one of the top dining spots in Brooklyn. I'd say behind Olmsted, it was the best of the new breed of places in the borough.

Jim said...

This corner seems to be jinxed for eateries. Hopefully they will make it.

Tanya said...

I've been in about five times since they opened on Saturday. It's a friendly place with good coffee and their pastry chef is amazing. I've been wishing for somewhere like this since Maybelle's closed. A very welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

$13 Soup ? !! Ouch.

Mike said...

Still need to stop by here myself, but for anyone looking for great pastries and baked goods, you need to stop by Sol Coffee just down the street.

Anonymous said...

I wish these people the best of luck. As someone else wrote, this location was always bad luck for eateries - - - even those run by the family of the property owners.
The No Tipping thing, well....

This could work two ways: Tipping Patrons usually mean better service for regular customers, who become known for the post-meal kindnesses and for the service appreciation. This teaches servers to earn that gratuity by being a better server.
If the tip is already 'built-in' you may find meaner, ruder, or at least less professional servers. Hey, it's already tough to find a friendly waitress in C.G. Have you been to The Pharmacy? A 25% tip (yes 25%) doesn't even get you a thank you. But it does earn you lack luster service.

On the other hand - did you ever notice the neighborhood youth (25 to 35 y/o's) tend NOT to tip or barely tip? It's not hip or chick to tip, so I guess the owners need to pay more as a base salary to keep any help in C.G.

Either way - there's why your soup is $13.00 Just go to the old donut shop on Court and President or the diner further up along Smith.