The new Brown Betty Cafe is not that close to my apartment, but if something is new, I'll make the journey. Plus, it's not far from Outpost. Being in the location it's in (Grand south of Fulton), I didn't expect much in the way of decor or ambiance. I was wayyyy pleasantly surprised!
The color scheme and the subway tiles in the kitchen are warm and inviting, and the staff is super friendly and welcoming.
I had the cornish hen (a favorite of mine to prepare) and Jay had the jerk chicken burrito. Mine was delish, and the perfect amount for lunch - a small piece of roasted hen, plus sides of rice and beans, and a salad with mango vinegarette dressing. Jay loved his, but it was a bit spicy for my taste.
We each had a thai iced coffee -- sweet and creamy.
It's a great lunch place, or a coffee-muffin stop mornings on the way to the C train. Yesterday, they started serving a prix fix dinner for $17.95, including salad or soup, entree and dessert. It will be offered on weekend evenings. Being the inside table space is small -- maybe 5 tables for two, plus two small areas with bar-style seating -- I'm not sure how dinners will work out. If they added a back garden, it would be perfect. Food quality-wise, it'll probably be a winner.
Do stop by and pick up a thai iced coffee. Take it to go, or if you have the time, sit inside and enjoy the ambiance.