Brighton Beach seeps into Bushwick with this Russian tearoom, from Soviet-born, Brooklyn-raised duo Ksenya Roz and Mary Kaushansky. Decor nods to the motherland—with porcelain teapots and Ukrainian children’s books on display—as does the menu of homestyle Eastern European fare. Alongside café staples like croissants, there are potato-and-mushroom pelmeni dumplings, blini with three sauces (condensed milk, Nutella and seaberry jam), and buckwheat porridge topped with roasted mushrooms and a poached egg. An outdoor patio features a custom grill for shish kebabs and a large mural of a three-eyed red bear.
146 Evergreen Ave
|Cross street:||between Jefferson and Troutman Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: M to Central Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|