So many coffee spots are opening in Bushwick, it’s getting hard to keep track. We were so excited about AP Coffee and then Strangeways that we somehow missed the ever-so-quiet opening of Milk and Pull Café a couple of weeks ago.
Originally from Queens and the Bronx, Angela Austin and her husband Joe have lived in Bushwick for almost four years. They’d been looking for almost two of those years when they finally snagged a former art gallery. “We tried to keep it as true to the old space as possible because we love the artist community and the neighborhood,” said Angela, whose grandfather owned a coffee plantation in Colombia.
The coffee here is from Stumptown, the sweet treats are from Dough, the bagels are from Bagelsmith, and even Milk and Pull’s raw materials are local: all of the counters are made from reclaimed wood from old Brooklyn buildings, courtesy of M. Fine Lumber.
There’s Internet and, currently, seating for seven, though the pair hopes to create more hangout space in the back of the café in the future.
Milk and Pull Cafe, 181 Irving Ave., nr. Stanhope St., Bushwick; 718-536-0440