Victorian Flatbush: Genteel Noshing: Cortelyou Road and Church Avenue eateries dish up the charm

The Farm on Adderley, a Cortelyou Road restaurant, is a charming place to while away the afternoon. Photos by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate: Flatbush Installment Two

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

If you live in a Victorian Flatbush house, logic dictates that you stay home a lot and revel in its antique charms.

However, Cortelyou Road and Church Avenue are populated with eateries that pour on the charm and draw residents out for a bite to eat.

One foodie fave is the Farm on Adderley at 1108 Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park. We slipped in there recently and noshed on a smoked pollack cake (like a crab cake, but with its own distinctive flavor). Instead of dessert, we ate chocolate bread (imagine raisin bread studded with chunks of melty chocolate instead of desiccated grapes). If we could cook half as well as these people, we'd be in the restaurant business, too.

Asian fusion restaurant Purple Yam at nearby 1314 Cortelyou Road is generating a lot of buzz.

Storefronts on this street rent for $4,000 to $5,000 per month, a source said.

A few blocks away, genteel eateries have sprung up on Church Avenue in Prospect Park South.

The pastries are tasty at Lark, a coffee shop at 1007 Church Ave. At The Dogwood at 1021 Church Ave., chef-owner Ashley Weavil serves up comfort food inspired by the cuisine of the Carolinas.

The rent is $3,000 per month for her 1,500-square-foot location, she said.

There is a garden out back at the Farm on Adderley.

The fab food at the Farm on Adderley includes a smoked pollack cake with an egg sunny side up.

We had to show you the Farm on Adderley's chocolate bread. Wish we had some right about now.

Over on Church Avenue, a coffee shop called Lark serves up tasty pastries.

In case you wanted to see the real estate and not just the food, this is Lark.

At Ashley Weavil's Church Avenue restaurant, The Dogwood, the food is inspired by the cuisine of the Carolinas.

May 28, 2014 - 1:00pm


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