On the pastry shelf, there are beautiful French and Polish options. The French pastries come from the wonderful Choice Market in nearby Clinton Hill, while the Polish treats, like Cheese Babka, come from Greenpoint’s Syrena.
Interestingly enough, the cafe was originally to be called Catherine Deneuve, but the French actress wouldn’t allow it. Now, “the place has nothing to do with her,” says Lipowczan, but there will be still be some amazing French croissants. No WiFi, yet, but it’s coming soon.
Catherine’s Caffe, 184 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, 718.858.3712