New Starbucks coming to 1417 Kings Highway. (Photo by Ned Berke)
All the jokes made about a new Starbucks opening have probably been told time and time again, but the best one belongs to The Simpsons (as a Simpson, I admit full Simpson bias in this regard). In my short quest to find the clip I was thinking of, I discovered that the only version of it on YouTube is one with poorly dubbed Russian plastered on top of it, which is, of course, perfect for Sheepshead Bites.
Anyway, we came across this new Starbucks being built at 1417 Kings Highway in the place of a GNC. Great, I guess.
I haven’t been to Starbucks in years. Do they still have those ice-blended green tea lattes? Mmm… ice-blended green tea lattes…
The new Cappuccino on the Bay cafe at the corner of Avenue Z and East 17 Street was clean and dimly lit enough for a private after-dinner snack and pick-me-up.
The barista-in-chief stood at attention behind the counter, ready to take our order when we walked in. But he made his way to relax at one of the cozy tables as we gleefully perused the elegant dessert display packed with cheesecakes, tarts, and pies.
Both the cappuccino and the coffee were fresh and tasty, a rare find for a quiet, late-night cafe, where final brews can sit for hours. The cappuccino was lukewarm, but with the frothy milk cap, I warmed up to it. Our drinks were accompanied by a slice of blueberry crumb cake, which was just crumbly enough on top, with a moist, blueberry-interspersed cake on the bottom.
As a quiet spot where you can go for an after dinner chat, Cappuccino On The Bay satisfies. It’s even worth a stopover once you’re finished watching a movie at the UA Sheepshead Bay theater. You and your dessert partner will be glad you chose this place over the few other sweet choices available.
Cappuccino On The Bay is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On the weekends, it usually stays open until about 12 a.m.