On the corner of Hicks and Pineapple Streets, in what was once a dark pet store now resides the airy and light-filled Joe Coffee. Joe officially opened for business this past Friday morning and by 8:30 am, was bustling with residents in need of a caffeine fix. In addition to their meticulously crafted brews, Joe serves eats and treats from Cobble Hill’s Watty & Meg, Under West Donuts, One Girl Cookie and banana pudding by local purveyor, Shalini’s Kitchen. They also offer a selection of savories and sweets such as frittata, muffins and sandwiches provided by their partner Union Square Restaurant Group. The shop is open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm, daily.
Joe devotee Chandra Glick shared, “I have lived in the West Village, Chelsea and now Brooklyn Heights and I’ve been going to Joe in each of those neighborhoods. Now I’m excited they’ve followed me to Brooklyn Heights so I can continue [enjoying] delicious coffee.” This correspondent can attest that the coffee, is in fact, delicious.
Per the company website, “Joe was founded in 2003 as a singular specialty coffee house in Manhattan’s west village with the simple vision of brewing the highest quality, unique coffees and serving them with unsurpassed hospitality and knowledge.” Joe has expanded to fourteen shops in Manhattan and two in Philadelphia. Joe also offers barista classes and has a wholesale division.
While it’s roasting facility was established in Red Hook in 2013, the Brooklyn Heights cafe is the company’s first retail outlet in Brooklyn. The operations team continues to put finishing touches on the decor (the window sills will being festooned with plants and the team is awaiting a communal table and shelving to arrive) one design element is hard to miss: the neon nod to our beloved borough. We wish Joe longevity and success!