The wedge of land between Nassau and Bedford in Greenpoint that was formerly home to Nights and Weekends reopens tomorrow as One Bedford, an all-day cafe and reboot by owner Alexandra Siwiec. Last year, brunch destination Five Leaves parted ways with Siwiec as part of their nationwide expansion plans; Siwiec also runs The Good Room and forthcoming spot The Gentry.
One Bedford opens daily at 7 a.m. for Devocion espresso and Italian pastries like Cornetti Al Mascarpone ($3.75), flaky, croissant-like treats filled with whipped mascarpone cheese and glazed in raspberry orange blossom and other sweet lacquers. Beginning at 5 p.m. is a bistro menu including Tomato Spaghetti ($15) with fresh basil and shaved parmesan, Rustic Chicken ($19) with mushrooms and polenta, and two different types of burgers including one made with a beef and chorizo patty.
Stumblers from nearby bars like Berry Park or Sprizenhaus can sponge up the evening's alcohol intake with a late night menu that includes breakfast-type dishes like Eggs Florentine and an Open-Face Coque Monsieur, plus a francophile riff on chicken and waffles, Pain Perdue (French toast) et Poulet, until 3 a.m.
1 Bedford Avenue, 718-383-5349; onedbedfordny.com