26 September 2008

Goodbye Donut House; Hello, Cobble Hill Coffee Shop


The Donut Shop, old-time diner in South Brooklyn, will reopen on "Monday or Tuesday" after a brief renovation. Only it won't be the Donut House. I was told the name of the place will now be the Cobble Hill Coffee Shop, "but it will be run by the Donut House people." To bolster this fact, a new sign is already up, reading "Cobble Hill Coffee Shop."

I guess that's all OK. Except part of what made the Donut House so great is it was called the Donut House, a kind of oddball name for a diner, especially since there weren't many donuts for sale. Cobble Hill Coffee Shop has a much more prosaic sound. Also, someone should have told them that the store is south of Degraw Street, which means, technically, it's in Carroll Gardens, not Cobble Hill. How businesses make this mistake again and again mystifies me. Then again, maybe the owners just thought Cobble Hill sounded more swish.

4 comments:

J. Slab said...

"a kind of oddball name for a diner, especially since there weren't many donuts for sale"

well said. i dig (dug?) the old donut house... hope they arent changing into a mochafrapachino-type coffee house

ken mac said...

brooks, any word on long island restaurant? When I was out there a local bartender said he knew one of the grand dames grandaughters. But I have not been back out. Any word your way?

Brooks of Sheffield said...

No, Ken. No word. What I wouldn't give for a conversation with Emma Sullivan to find out what's going on. But I'm told she is a very private person.

FN said...

Any idea if the snarky old guy on the grill survived the change? I love that spot.