Karloff is the new restaurant at 254 Court Street which opened on September 26 “with the hopes of creating something homey and unique,” according to a shamelessly glowing review from South Brooklyn Post.
And from every indication, including the worst review on Yelp (three stars) which still acknowledged “this is a great place,” husband and wife owners Olga & Artur Shishko have succeeded rather gloriously.
But while Karloff is a restaurant, it is also a coffee shop.
They create four different specialty coffee brews, including the Siphon method which South Brooklyn Post describes as “a chemistry experiment done in beakers” and they have the comfy atmosphere of a neighborhood coffee shop.
They also have a large communal table and some things are “serve yourself,” like lemon water from a glass tank. The vibe is most definitely relaxed.
But the food is, by all accounts (even the sole detractor who simply had a problem with the rule that lap-tops are restricted to the front of the café) “awesome,” “great,” “hearty,” “delicious,” “really good,” “excellent,” and “terrific.” And these are just some of the descriptive phrases from the 10 different reviews. It’s also worthwhile noting that none of these reviews could find anything derogatory to say about the food at all.
And the ice cream. We cannot forget the Ice-cream.
If Karloff is a restaurant and a coffee shop at the same time, it is also an ice-cream parlor of similar acclaim.
It is rare to find a restaurant that will receive an average 4.5 star rating in any one of these three categories, but Karloff has seemed to of attained this rating in all three modes of culinary expression, and with friendly service to boot.
Sounds like Cobble Hill has won the restaurant lottery.