Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Catania Cafe - Brooklyn

Sicilian Breakfast is an Eye Opener!
Back in Brooklyn!!!  Man it feels strange - I've been away since July.  As usual, things have changed here and there.  A Sicilian cafe named Catania has opened up around the corner, in a bad luck spot that's housed many failed pizza shops.  Based on my breakfast, the luck has changed.  Permanently.  I arrived at 8am on the dot, right when they were pulling hot things out of the oven.  It was so good that I ate the equivalent of three breakfasts in one sitting!
I chose an almond-apricot twist, called a Treccina.  It was light and warm and a beautiful intro to this lovely place.  Normally, I would stop there.  As I sipped a rich latte and stared out the window I figured it would be better for this blog to eat just one more thing...  I didn't really WANT to do it, but I did it for the blog.
I didn't imagine the fritatta was going to be so damned big.  It felt heavy on the plate as I carried it to my window seat.  I wasn't bowled over by the taste, a bit on the bland side.  As I imagined writing these words and not wanting to end the post on a down note, I figured, ok, just ONE more thing.
I chose a dopey-shaped sugar-encrusted donut called a Graffa.  Wow, this thing was so light and airy and dazzling.  Kind of like a normal donut pumped up with air.  It was still warm from the oven and I spent quite a bit of time licking the sugar off my fingers.
Not only does this place serve breakfast, but they also serve up lunch and dinner.  I am definitely going back to get some Sicilian pasta and a bunch of other stuff.  The Dodo arrives in a few days.  Will she come with me, I wonder?
193 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn Heights

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  1. I made it to the shop but couldn't stuff anything in after Iris =p

    So we will try the pasta for dinner one of the upcoming nights? Yeah?

  2. @Dodo - this is a head fake comment, you are not really that interested....

  3. Now that we have had pasta together at Catania... are you going to correct your last comment? Dopey!

  4. @SleepyDope - ok, ok, I underestimated the power of pasta on your greediness......

  5. Hey what happened, did you fall off the face of the earth? ;) Missing your posts, hope all's well! (Still miss Grumpy Travels...)

  6. @Anonymous - you may have just shamed me out of inaction.....