Joyce Bakeshop is actually also a coffeeshop with ample seating, and it’s become my favorite coffeeshop in Prospect Heights. The coffee (supplied by Brooklyn’s Gorilla Coffee, one of the preferred coffee roasters in New York) and teas are really good, as are all the baked goods.
The atmosphere at Joyce Bakeshop is relaxing and warm — it’s the perfect place to take your journal or some reading and linger for a couple of hours. The banquette seating behind the front window is often sunlit, making it a perfect spot in winter, or you can pick one of the tables further back. There is wifi as well if you want to bring your laptop over.
To the left is a picture of their seasonal pumpkin cupcakes — as you can tell, they are really small, just two bites, but they are quite delicious. All their cupcakes are the two-bites size and are therefore not part of the cupcake genealogy of the Magnolia phenomenon.
As good as all the Joyce cupcakes are, my favorites are the red velvet ones, pictured below.
Other great Joyce treats include the black and white cookies, the poundcakes and the biscotti. The croissants are excellent too (the New York Times agrees) Be sure to check it out if you live in Brooklyn. And if you are coming from outside Brooklyn, Joyce is fairly close to the Brooklyn Museum (not quite as close as Blue Marble’s Prospect Heights outpost, but close) so you can combine the two in one visit.
Picture of Joyce storefront from Joyce website.
Pictures of cupcakes by City Girl.
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