Australian Cafes in Brooklyn

Australian Cafes in Brooklyn

City Tour, 18 miles

Overview

Aussies love Brooklyn. And they love their coffee. Put two and two together and you get an up-and-coming Australian cafe scene in Brooklyn with some of the best lattes and flat whites this side of the Equator. An easy, fun way to go cafe hopping is to take your bike around the borough, stopping at great Australian cafes in Brooklyn along the way, each with its own character and loyal customer following.

Map & Logistics

 Click map image to download PDF

Click map image to download PDF

Map

Bikes

BIKE SHARE

Citibike Share  various locations (map) - $9.95+ daily for sturdy city bike with generator lights and a front rack for your bag

RENTALS

  • Bike & Roll - $40+ daily for hybrid, road, tandem, kids, trailer bike, trailer, child seat
  • Blazing Saddles - $44+ daily for cruiser, hybrid, tandem, kids, trailer bike, trailer, child seat
  • Landmark Bicycles - call (347) 799-2116) for availability and pricing
  • Rolling Orange - $38+ daily for dutch bike includes lights, chain lock, basket and map

Transit Connections

MTA (Subway Map) - "Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains." Buses only allow folding bikes.

  • Start of ride: Marcy Ave (P,M,Z lines)
  • End of ride: High St (A,C lines)

What to Bring?

Cash for food and drink and a credit card if planning to rent Citibikes.

highlights

A. Five Leaves  18 Bedford Avenue | www.fiveleavesny.com | (718) 383-5345

Start your journey off with a little taste of the Land Down Under right in Greenpoint. Five Leaves is one of the Australian cafes in Brooklyn serving gourmet, Melbourne-style breakfasts. The restaurant opened as a tribute to Heath Ledger, who helped set things up and whose friends still run the show. After your Big Brekkie or Avocado Toast, relax and digest with one of their organic teas. 7 days 8-1am

 Toby's Estate.

Toby's Estate.

B. Toby's Estate  125 North 6th Street | www.tobysestate.com | (347) 457-6160

Stop in Williamsburg to refuel or perhaps to try your hand at latte art at Toby’s Estate, provider of specialty coffee to connoisseurs and hipsters alike. Unlike many of the Australian cafes in Brooklyn, Toby’s Estate also offers a variety of courses for aspiring baristas. M-F 7am-7pm / Sa-Su 8am-7pm

C. Brunswick  144 Decatur Street | www.brunswickcafe.com | (347) 404-6832

Head south east to Bedstuy for some coffee and snacks at Brunswick, one of the third wave Australian cafes in Brooklyn owned by a Melbourne native. Here, you can try authentic Melbourne-style coffee coupled with Australian hospitality. M-F 7:30am-6pm / Sa-Su 9am-6pm

 Audubon Center, Prospect Park. Photography Credit: Garry R. Osgood

Audubon Center, Prospect Park. Photography Credit: Garry R. Osgood

D. Audubon Center, Prospect Park

Next, make your way West to Prospect Heights and ride along Prospect Park’s 3.5 miles of cycling paths. To plan your time in the park and get the most out of your visit, stop at Audubon Center. Th-F 12-5pm / Sa-Su 10am-1pm

E. Milk Bar  620 Vanderbilt Avenue | www.milkbarbrooklyn.com | (718) 230-0844

If you’re stomach’s starting to grumble, hit up Milk Bar, an Aussie cafe close to Prospect Park. Check out their selection of fresh salads for a healthy late lunch- or early dinner. M–F 7:30am-6pm / Sa–Su 9am-6pm

F. Papillionaire Bicycles  390 Van Brunt Street | papillionaire.com | (718) 422-0787

Keep on riding to Red Hook to wave back at the Statue of Liberty and check out our bike shop in the process. Tu-Su 12-6pm

G. Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway

If you still have some energy, link up with the unfinished Brooklyn Greenway which meanders through Brooklyn Bridge Park.