Food porn. That’s the look of Brooklyn Café’s vegetable plate. Don’t believe me? I have the photo to prove it.

Recently, for lunch, I went to this eatery. It’s no more than a block or so away from Slopes in Sandy Springs, just off Mount Vernon highway, near the intersection of Mount Vernon and Roswell Road. Though relatively convenient, it’s tucked away a bit, and that’s the only excuse I have for the kind of critical neglect this café has gone through in recent years. Other than Zagat, which seems to think highly of the café, no one talks about this eatery at all. After eating there myself, I think perhaps that’s something that should change.

For example, this is their smoked salmon appetizer starter:

Small, huh? This devotion to care also went into the entrée I had, the vegetable plate. The place is good looking, if a little small, with outdoor and indoor seating. Colors inside are blacks and pastels, and the walls are full of landscape paintings. Service was fast and excellent.

The smoked salmon was delicious. Hours after the fact, the smell of the salmon was on my fingers. The vegetables were also excellent. I even ate the green beans, which I seldom do if they’re not cooked in the Southern tradition. The artichoke brought back memories of my youth, when my mother would prepare artichokes and plenty of hollandaise sauce. Talk about a bit of heaven, and Brooklyn’s version of the old family treasure did not disappoint.

I showed my wife my photo of the vegetable plate, and yes we’re going back. I’m taking my family the next time. They won’t stand for anything less.

Verdict: Excellent little eatery, deserving of a lot more foodie attention. Very Highly recommended.

Brooklyn Cafe
220 Sandy Springs Circle
Atlanta GA 30028
(404) 843-8377

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