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Gourmet 'Bodega' Brooklyn Standard Expands With Sit-Down Cafe

 Brooklyn Standard will expand its current menu in its second location.
Brooklyn Standard will expand its current menu in its second location.
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Brooklyn Standard

EAST WILLIAMSBURG — This gourmet "bodega" known for its vegan baked goods, kimchi and McClure’s Pickles selection may only offer outdoor benches at its Greenpoint locale, but  Brooklyn Standard is bringing a whole sit-down eatery to the neighborhood next door.

The popular shop is opening a second location in East Williamsburg this month, with a "huge backyard," hot breakfast menu, full espresso bar and Wifi for "a great place for freelancers to work," managers said.

"This is about two or three times bigger than our current location," said manager Lylynn Pham of the new Grand Street cafe and grocer, which will serve pancakes, waffles and omelettes as well as an expanded menu for lunch and dinner near the Grand Street L train station. "People in Greenpoint love and support our store and we always wanted to offer seating."

Brooklyn Standard — whose owner chef Cody Utzman also runs Cafe Royal and Papacitos restaurants in Greenpoint — will have seating for 60 or 70 people in the new location, Pham said, along with a larger grocery component supplementing its typical selection of tofutti cream cheese and hemp milk.

The eatery will be open 7 a.m. — 11 p.m., Pham said.