Qathra Café

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Qathra Café
Qathra Cafe

This casual café reflects the Egyptian heritage of its owner, with Crop to Cup coffee and pastries in the morning, and a small Mediterranean-leaning menu throughout the day. Ditmas Park locals may want to linger and enjoy the free Wi-Fi and a roomy back patio.


Venue name: Qathra Café
Address: 1112 Cortelyou Rd
New York
Cross street: between Westminster Rd and E 11th St
Opening hours: Daily 7am–9pm
Transport: Subway: Q to Cortelyou Rd
Price: Average main course: $8. Cash only.
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Qathra is the hipster outpost of Ditmas Park.  It's the quintessential artisanal New York City coffee shop/cafe.  What could better convey the transitional period of the neighborhood?  (Mimi's Humus perhaps?)  There is some good food here but it is most definitely double $$, pushing on $$$ dollar sign.  It's cash only with an ATM on-site.  The coffee-obsessed barista has both soy and almond milk for that expresso or Caffè Americano (god forbid you call it anything else).  Portions are small so be warned if you think this could be a suitable spot for a hearty dinner.  I've had a few different dishes here plus coffee, tea, hot coco and some pastries.  The humus plate and chipotle egg dishes are tasty and the coffee is very good (though I am not picky about my hot bean water).  The pastries are good too, although expensive.  Outdoor seating is an added bonus and service usually runs between a little slow and kinda fast.  If you prefer a less yuppie coffee stop you can always head to the Connecticut Muffin just three doors down or Catskill Bagel only a few blocks west.