Brooklyn's Milk and Roses, a Charming Cafe for Sunday Brunch


The hubs and I have a little inside joke that our “weekends in the country” mean heading over to Brooklyn for the day.  I know, I know, Brooklyn is SO not country–but the adventure of researching places and then venturing into neighborhoods we know little about sort of feels like the equivalent of heading to Rhinebeck or Southampton for the weekend.  No?  Yes?;-)

One recent Sunday, we decided to give Greenpoint a go, and after doing a bit of Googling, I knew Milk and Roses was going to be our destination.  Books lining the walls, a grand ol’ piano gracing the dining room, and a huge outdoor dining garden strewn with twinkle lights…not to mention the food was hearty and sensational.  Enough to make us pull out our phones to do a little Streeteasy search to see how much apartments are going for in Greenpoint these days (side note: about the same price as Manhattan, my friends!)

If you need an afternoon out in the (ahem) country, I couldn’t recommend Milk and Roses enough.


Milk and Roses

1110 Manhattan Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11222.

Cash only.


Jessica Tiare Bowen
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He's the inspiration for her first published children's book, "Park Avenue Pound Puppy." The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.

Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.

She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.
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