Ms. Dahlia’s Café is an intimate coffee shop that everyone wants to be bigger. Thank goodness it isn’t, it would lose much of its’ character. Owners Daphnee Surpris and Ms. Margo Lewis use every space possible to make room for more seats but it will not be enough room if word really spreads about this place. Simply put, the place makes you smile and want to return.
Coffee shops that have a tough time keeping afloat eventually try to transform and work with a new model trying to resemble a restaurant or wine bar. Well, Ms. Dahlia’s started with a great model right from the start and anyone who comes to drink a coffee will always find a reason to eat lunch early or take an extra something for later. Here you can find Belgian waffles, daily soups served with super soft Balthazar bread, smoothies, a slew of tasty sandwiches, cake, and almost every sweet thing you have ever tried-except candy and ice cream. If you like sugar then promise us that you will NOT LEAVE HERE WITHOUT TRYING THE CUCUMBER LEMONADE-oh my! The food options are many and you can come morning or night, sometimes they are open until 8pm.
Nice little surprises about this place are the storefront…it feels like you just stepped into someone’s front yard and the pots full of bare trees remind everyone that we all want the snow to stop. The pink ceiling is delicious and the seating options, though limited, are super crafty. You can rest upon bright orange pillows at the adorable office style banquets, sit tall in white country style seats at steel tables, or plop down on wicker style box chairs. No matter what you are going to enjoy coming here and seeing all the locals that support this place.
Ms. Dahlia’s Café is located at 449 Nostrand Ave between Halsey and Hancock. Take the A/C Train to Nostrand Avenue and walk a few blocks North. www.dahliascafe.com
This last image is of Diego at The Brooklyn Children's Museum. We stopped by the "Green" museum after Ms. Dahlia's! It's only a few blocks away. www.brooklynkids.org
Coffee-3.5 Stars (Cucumber Lemonade-5 Stars)