The vegan cafe with cat flair, Brooklyn Whiskers (1008 Manhattan Ave), is now closed following an announcement on social media on Monday.
Specializing in dairy and gluten-free baked goods and sandwiches, the cafe opened at the end of 2017 in a small space on the northern end of Manhattan Avenue and was open as recently as Sunday.
“We finally conceded that this location is not the future of #brooklynwhiskers Greenpoint,” the post stated, explaining that a “silver lining announcement” will follow:
We have permanently shuttered our #1008manhattanavenue location. Yesterday was our last hurrah. And what a banner day it was! We had one of our busiest days to date, and loved welcoming the chill fall air with all of you that came out. This project was a brutal labor of love that we spilled A LOT of blood, sweat, and tears over – confident that despite the tiny footprint, we would be able to carve out a sustainable niche for all you crazy food and animal lovers on Manhattan Avenue. After revisiting our #brandgoals (and bottom line!) and following the most recent event in a debilitating cycle of production and staffing trials, we finally conceded that this location is not the future of #brooklynwhiskers Greenpoint . Thank you for all of the love and unending support these last two years. We are truly humbled and grateful. And stay tuned for our next announcement . There is a #silverlining.
The retail and wholesale bakeshop also has a new flagship location at 1037 Broadway in Bushwick and their original space at 760 Dodworth St., which is in the works to reopen “as soon as this week,” according to another Instagram post from Brooklyn Whiskers.
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Good morning #brooklynwhiskers family! We have a 3-part news cycle to share with you today, starting with an exciting update on our #dodworthstreet space: Our original location will be open again as soon as this week. We’ll be featuring some nostalgic classics including Theo blend french press and Del Sol espresso by #caffevita . Organic teas by #rishitea . morning and afternoon treats by #brooklynwhiskers . and service by the likes of @worshiptroy . We will NOT be featuring some other nostalgic delights, most notably the leak directly over the coffee bar that you all put up with SO generously on rainy days for 3 years! I think we fixed it! 🤞 Stay tuned for more updates on which day will be opening day. It’ll be as soon as I can put the door back on the hinges. Literally ❤️ we love and appreciate you all so much. Let’s celebrate the rest of fall on the patio of 760 Dodworth (but please keep going to #1037broadway too please and thank you!!)
If the cafe was a go-to for your vegan snacks, then there may be a reason to withhold feelings of loss, as Brooklyn Whiskers hinted “stay tuned” for their next announcement…