Swallow Cafe will open its third outpost this week, this time in Cobble Hill, at 156 Atlantic Avenue, where the Lebanese restaurant Tripoli has been for decades. Tripoli is not closing; the two businesses will share the space, according to the signage in the window.
Swallow Cafe will serve breakfast and lunch in addition to coffee and other drinks. The cafe’s owner, Mike Saleh, anticipates opening Tuesday or Wednesday. In time, he hopes to start serving weekend brunch, he said.
Saleh was born and raised on Atlantic Avenue, and had always dreamed of operating a business near where he grew up, he told us. The Cobble Hill eatery will accommodate about 40 customers.
Swallow Cafe’s other locations are on Bogart Street in Bushwick and on Driggs Avenue in North Williamsburg.