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    Roots Cafe
    Roots Cafe
    Street:
    639A 5th Ave
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    (929) 301-5535
    Neighborhood:
    South Slope
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    Description:

     With a heart for delicious coffee and beautiful relationship, we are  firm believers in caffeinated conversation. We are more than potentially  the best coffee in Brooklyn, we are a team of people who are ready to  serve you and know you not only by your drink of choice, but by your  name.

    Discount:

    Let us know you are part of Park Slope Parents and we will take $2 off your next drink

    -once per family

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 03-Jun-2020
    Subject:  Roots Cafe & Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen
    Comment:  Not sure if this has been shared here already, but I had to give a shout - please tell friends and neighbors!Roots Cafe in South Slope (5th ave & 18th st) is still operating as a to-go cafe but they've become a food pantry also. They are accepting food and supply donations (including fresh produce) and it's set up like a little market so folks can come in and take whatever they need. They are also providing free sandwiches and soups to those in need.They sell Forty Weight coffee beans and baked goods from Colson, so you can stock up on those things while dropping off donations. Their sandwiches are fantastic and they are doing curbside pickup if you don't want to go inside.They are accepting any amounts of things, so if you have "extras" of groceries you've ordered in bulk, etc., here's an easy way to donate them. They are also accepting GoFundMe and Amazon donations through their site: https://www.rootsbrooklyn.com/Please spread the word to neighbors who'd want to give, or to those who may need food/supplies.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 26-May-2020
    Subject:  ISO: Great decaf coffee in the south slope area
    Comment:  Roots Cafe - can't recommend them highly enough.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 26-May-2020
    Subject:  ISO: Great decaf coffee in the south slope area
    Comment:  Try Roots Cafe in South Slope (5th Ave/18th street). Not only is it a wonderful cafe/local family business (and they stock Forty Weight coffee, made in NY state) they’re also operating a food pantry for single moms out of work due to the pandemic. Every visit there restores my faith in humanity (and fulfills my need for good coffee). https://instagram.com/rootsbrooklyn?igshid=pfp9y5yx8bcl
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 20-May-2020
    Subject:  Places to donate food? (Canisters of oatmeal)
    Comment:  Roots Cafe (5th Avenue, between 18th and 19th streets) has become a food bank for the neighborhood and I'm sure they'd really appreciate it.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 15-May-2020
    Subject:  Shout out to Roots Cafe, helping needy neighbors
    Comment:  I second the commendation for roots. Btw, their coffee is amazing. They have a variety of roasts and will grind beans for you for home consumption.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 15-May-2020
    Subject:  Shout out to Roots Cafe, helping needy neighbors
    Comment:  Hi everyone-I just wanted to highlight a neighborhood business that is doing amazing things to help the community during the pandemic. In a true organic, grassroots effort, Roots Cafe in Greenwood Heights has essentially turned itself into a food pantry. They are delivering food and making it available daily in the cafe for pickup for needy families, mostly immigrant single moms. They have a GoFundMe that has raised over $20,000, and they also have an Amazon wish list on their website through which you can purchase food and household items for the pantry.Roots is a neighborhood fixture (with great coffee and the best grits, among other things) and a true family-owned small business. The current owners, who are a young family with small children, took over sometime last year, and I cannot imagine that this is what they expected from the business, but they have pivoted with such grace and humility, it is really inspiring. (Sadly, like many local businesses, I believe they were denied a small business emergency loan...)
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 05-May-2020
    Subject:  Places to donate food? (Canisters of oatmeal)
    Comment:  Roots Cafe (5th Avenue, between 18th and 19th streets) has become a food bank for the neighborhood and I'm sure they'd really appreciate it.