Bar Tini, the third European-style cafe from restaurateur Peter Sclafani, is beginning to look like it'll be open soon. The paper covering the windows at the Eighth Avenue, Park Slope spot has come down and several interior details can be gleaned (if you cup your hands around your eyes like a creepy bastard and press your face against the front window, like we did). Mirrors and alternating low light sconces line the walls, there's an old worldish pressed tin ceiling and a long bar, hence the name.
In short, the space—formerly home to Pumpkins Organic Market—is looking pretty handsome. Like Sclafani's other restaurants Bar Tano and Bar Toto, the new spot will offer Italian food throughout the day and will turn more full-fledged wine and cocktail place as the hour gets late. Bar Tano sells a grapefruit and vodka concoction called The Gowanus, so the neighborhood should rally for a drink called The Bartel-Pritchard, named for two friends (and WWI casualties) whose names are also on a nearby memorial.
Bar Tini "will open at 7 a.m., so you can get a cappuccino and stand at the bar and talk to your neighbors," Sclafani told The Brooklyn Paper last December.
Bar Tini // 1302 8th Avenue // Brooklyn // no phone yet