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Boneshakers

Food: 4.564.56
Atmosphere: 4.34.3
Service: 4.094.09

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134 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn   NY 11222
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Veg level:

Vegetarian (mostly vegan)

Menu indicated vegan items

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $1-$5)

Accepted Payments:

  • Cash Only

Hours:

Monday-Friday 7am-10pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am-10pm.

Delivery notes:

Boneshakers delivered.

Notes:

This coffeeshop/sandwich shop has merged with Champs Family Bakery.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on June 7, 2011.

Shared Memories of Boneshakers

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 4.564.56
Atmosphere: 4.34.3
Service: 4.094.09
  • Review by halfie on May 24, 2011:

  • They're closed! Sadly. But they moved in with Champs bakery (though now with a much smaller sandwich menu).
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by susie on October 23, 2010:

  • We called ahead to double-check their hours, and arrived 25 minutes before closing -- at which point they told us the kitchen was closed, but we could buy any of the pastries (that they would be giving or throwing away in 20 minutes). No apology, and no acknowledgment that they might have told us this when we called, before we hiked a mile to get there. The guy at the counter even said he was the same guy who talked to us on the phone.

    I've never left a review for a place where I haven't eaten the food, but this was just atrocious. The $10 sandwiches might be tasty, but it's not worth it to me if I'd have to tip that douche. I won't be going back.
  • Service: 11
  • Review by molly on July 31, 2010:

  • I really want to like this place. I've had the Polish National Team sandwich, which was great, and a bagel with chickpea salad, which better than mediocre but far from amazing. Unfortunately, this place is just too dirty. I'm admittedly a bit of a germaphobe and perhaps my standards for NYC cafe-type food establishments (with open kitchens, visible to patrons) are higher than most NYC residents but I was there today and a combination of the grunginess of the staff and the open trashcan right next to the sink killed my appetite. The bathroom was also filthy. I've never had this problem at 'sNice, for example. Hopefully once the Health Department inspections make their way to Boneshakers, they'll be forced to clean up their act.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 33
  • Review by Olivia Lane on June 7, 2010:

  • I went here yesterday for brunch with a few friends.

    The Good
    I loved my polish national team sandwich. I think I've ordered it every time that I have been here. (It takes me nearly an hour to get there so I stick with what I know, as not to be disappointed.) I was lucky enough to have a bite of my bf's pancakes, and they were heavenly-- the BEST PANCAKES I HAVE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE. Light, fluffy, moist, and just sweet enough. I almost feel like crying thinking of how perfect they were.

    The Bad
    The place was filled with tattooed and pierced people wearing black tees. Tee hee. JK. The real problem is there were just too many people and not enough seating for all of us. That and we had to wait a long time for our food. Luckily, I ate a tangelo while on the bus, so I wasn't starving.

    The Gross
    Biscuits and gravy? WTF? Is that even food? When I saw some dude grimace while trying to eat the bowl of beige grossness, I knew to stay away. Sadly, two of my friends didn't and it was every bit as bad as it looked. Bland with weird texture combos.

    The More You Know...
    The Breakfast Pizza is huge, puffy, and moist. It tastes more like something you'd get at Pizza Hut rather than a real NYC pizzeria. I wouldn't exactly describe it as "bad", just super-processed tasting-- which I guess I wasn't totally expecting.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by carmichael on February 17, 2010:

  • this place is a dream come true.
    i was there today and my friend started singing "i'll make love to you" to her sandwich. it was a glorious pile of bbq seitan and vegenaise soaked coleslaw dripping out of its bun and all over the plate. i've had three or four of the sandwiches and they're all good. the reuben was the best one i've ever had. much better than foodswings if you had to compare. it's also a good place to just have some coffee and draw in the corner.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by debya on January 10, 2010:

  • You know how this place can be improved? It could move to my neighborhood. It's a bit of a hike without a bike, but the neighborhood feels quite safe to walk through if you're traveling by bus or subway.

    The staff exude a really great vibe. The coffee is cheap ($1) and the chocolate scones taste and feel like scones as opposed to the flat muffins some places call scones.

    The full brunch menu (french toast, pancakes, etc.) is currently only served on Sundays, but they are likely to expand to Saturdays if folks show interest.

    If you happen to be there on a day other than Sunday, the SAG sandwich makes an awesome breakfast sandwich, especially if you add in some hot sauce. And, if you're still hungry, split a Polish National Team (un-sausage, sauerkraut, coleslaw, tomato, on a toasted ciabatta hero) with your friend because...you can.

    Superb baked goods from cookies to muffins to cheesecakes and the aforementioned scones.

    I would be a regular customer if it moves to Crown Heights. (Are you listening, Team Boneshakers?)
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by juls on November 16, 2009:

  • This place is now my favorite spot to get a vegan brunch! Their vegan pancakes are easily the best I've ever had. I've also tried their vegan coffee cake and SAG sandwich (vegan sausage and "egg" sandwich) and they were so delicious. Their soy lattes are yummy too! If you're going to get a pastry, just make sure it's vegan first before you buy it (for example, their croissants are not vegan). The staff were very pleasant and friendly! I will definitely be going back to try other items on their menu :)
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by alf-redo on June 18, 2009:

  • I'm here now & looking @ 10oz teese packages for $5.95 in their small refrig case FYI!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 44
  • Review by alf-redo on June 12, 2009:

  • I went this morning and I love the space and music. Not too busy, laid back. The coffee was good and soymilk was available (would be nice to have a couple of options though since they do kind of cater to veg peeps). I didn't eat anything due to my post-alcohol state but their home made pasteries and cookies are vegan (cookies, zucchini bread, little coffee cakes were available when I was there), store bakery ones are not (primarily danishes). Their menu sounded good though so looking forward to going back. Also staff were sweet.
  • Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by zookmann on December 30, 2008:

  • Just what the neighborhood needed! A relaxed adult vegan sandwich shop with great coffee. A great place for snacks or bunch - clean, simple decor. Bike friendly but not packed with annoying 18 year old crust punks from france with 3 million dollar trust funds. YAY!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by al oof on December 4, 2008:

  • i'm giving a 4 for atmosphere, because i want there to be some couches. but it's fine the way it is, and it's got dark wood and big windows and it's open and airy. also there could have been more light when i was there (it was nighttime and i had a book!), but that is just my personal cafe pet peeve, the dimming the lights at night thing.

    anyway, the food here is great. it's tasty and fresh and all that stuff you want food to be. i have thus far had the hillbomber, the sandwich with bbq sauce i can't remember the name of and the makeout party.

    my oscar dubbed it 'the acid reflux party' and i can't disagree. i may never eat it again, because it is just really intense, but it was super super tasty. and if your guts are a bit heartier than mine i can definitely recommend it. but it is really spicy and there are chunks of garlic involved. i got it without the kraut, i'm not sure how that affects the spice, but i hate kraut so it doesn't matter.

    i'm really excited about boneshakers. i've actually only been there once so far but i've gotten delivery 3 times in 2 weeks and it's great. the sandwiches are still hot when the get here and one time i even ordered coffee and it hadn't spilled -at all- when it got here, which is highly unusual (i get delivery a lot).

    i am so happy that this place has opened near my house. and they're open til 10, which means i can even get there after work when i want to just sit and read for a while.

    yay!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55

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