Across the street from Brooklyn Farmacy, Naidres is closed for good. According to a message on its Facebook page, owner Janice Pullicino moved out last Wednesday because she wants more quality time in my life, and to be able to focus on bringing our Park Slope cafe to a much higher level of quality in food, service, and coffee. Indeed, another message on the Naidres website indicates the Park Slope location will soon get in-house baked goods with whole cakes and pies to go, and an upgrade [sic] espresso bar. So whats going on with the Carroll Gardens storefront, which once housed Cammareris, the bakery from Moonstruck? Were told by the new owners that on Thursday, itll reopen as Maybelles Café, a 30-seat café with a vegetarian-vegan focus.
Brooklyn native Sarah Lovitt tells us shell run the front of the house while her husband Ryan Miller mans the kitchen. The couple met in culinary school; Miller went on to chef in Ohio and Louisiana before they moved to New York a year and a half ago. Lovitt says theyll introduce dinner several months from now, but theyll first focus on breakfast and lunch: Were really trying to do great healthy, hearty soups and salads, a breakfast with organic eggs, and were trying to work with local suppliers. Intelligentsia will go into the Seattle-made Synesso machine, and laptop users can rest assured theyll be welcome to plug in and take advantage of free Wi-Fi.
Maybelle Caf, 502 Henry St., nr. Sackett St.; 718-596-3400