By Keith Klein
It was a sad day for many in our neighborhood when Cranberry’s closed their doors during the pandemic, deciding not to return after decades in business. The shuttered storefront remained vacant since, and then suddenly last week, Poppy’s appeared. Poppy’s, who bills themselves “a hospitality brand born out of a passion for serving seasonal, delicious food + building community,” makes Henry Street their second location with their first on Degraw Street in Cobble Hill. The new location serves breakfast daily from 8am to 11am and features egg sandwiches, wraps, frittata and hash browns. Lunch is from 11am til 3pm and offers sandwiches such as chicken cutlet, kale and cauliflower with cheddar and pumpkin seed spread and a lemon orzo soup. I had the turkey sandwich with little gem lettuce, cheddar, pickled vegetables, green goddess aioli on potato levain. Simply put, it was delicious. A long list of breads and pastries includes a maple pear scone, fig leaf and cardamom pecan coffee cake, banana bread, apple cider bundt as well as an assortment of cookies. The store also has some cool retail items as well as a full coffee bar. There is outdoor seating available. On a recent Saturday visit, the place was packed. The verdict? Poppy’s is a hit!