Just a month after Greenpoint got a Swedish coffee shop, it has a Nordic one to match. Today, Budin opened on Greenpoint Avenue. A specialty latte can run you $7, but don’t be Scandi-lized: there are plenty of cheaper options, including a $3 espresso. Most of the coffee products are from roasters in Scandinavia that get their beans primarily from South American and Africa.
“The Nordic coffee culture really mixes the elements of form and function, and we wanted to embody that here,” said Elliot Rayman, one of the three owners. “It looks nice here and we have a great product, but we also hope it will be a cozy community space.”
To that end: free WiFi!
In addition to toasts made with bread from Greenpoint’s Torst, Icelandic-style yogurt made by Siggi’s in upstate New York (see the food menu below), the 18,000 sq. ft. venue offers items like Scandinavian blankets, books, licorice, jewelry and facial products. There’ll be a large patio in the warmer months, and the management envisions hosting arts and culture events at some point in the future.
Budin, 114 Greenpoint Ave., bet. Franklin St. and Manhattan Ave.; open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon to Fri and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat and Sun.