Cody Utzman adds another Crown with the Opening of Café Royal
Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY – Café Royal is the latest venture from Chef Cody Utzman of Brooklyn Standard and Papacitos fame. Opened on April 1st 2010, it is happily situated at 195 Nassau Avenue, near celebrated McGorlick Park in the growing North Greenpoint community. The concept of Café Royal was inspired by the hours Cody spent at local bar tabacs in the Burgundy region of France, where as a foreigner, he was immediately embraced by the local staff and patrons.
By definition, a bar tabac is a meeting place for the community and this became Café Royal’s aim -- to provide a casual yet artfully decorated venue for people to enjoy barista crafted espresso drinks while sampling French-inspired fare.
With no waited table service, the informal communal atmosphere at Café Royal allows patrons to seat themselves, drink self-serve triple filtered water from a glass charming bottle, and order menu items directly from the multi-lingual bar staff. All of this encourages coterie between neighbors, both new and longstanding.
Cafe Royal has abundant seating in a double sided building and our 40 seat garden is delightfully sun-drenched and will give you peace and quite in the city. We offer free fast Wi-Fi access, expertly brewed Stumptown Coffee, Tavalon loose leave tea, hot chocolates, complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, homemade cookies and pastry, fresh seasonal salads, Organic fresh pressed juices, Vegan Specialties and Brooklyn Kombucha on TAP!
We invite you to browse through our website where you will find our great menu, hours of operation, directions and a little bit about our staff, the thing that makes Cafe Royal such a special place!