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Video: Carroll Gardens Momofuku Milk Bar Sneak Peak

Patch took a quick tour before the bakery opens to the public.

With less than 24 hours to go before the to the public at 360 Smith Street near Second Place, owner Christina Tosi and her team were frantically loading in troves of the quirky bakery's signature desserts Friday afternoon in preparation for a large crowd of curious and hungry neighbors.

At approximately 1,000 square feet, the Carroll Gardens Momofuku Milk Bar is the largest of Tosi's five locations, with most of that space taken up by the patron area.

"We're not used to having this much space," said Tosi, while simultaneously checking off her list of to-dos. "We usually can't afford so much counter space, such great windows and this corner location near the courtyard. We feel very lucky to be here."

Other unique features of the store will include a "souped-up coffee service" including Stumptown Hairbender as espresso, cold brew, and drip coffee—previously only available at the Midtown location—and the return of Salty Pistachio soft serve, a customer favorite.

"We won't have the soft serve this weekend," Tosi said. "We will have ice milk, an Italian dessert, in the meantime. Then the Salty Pistachio and, after that, definitely some really kid-friendly flavors."

Danielle March 30, 2012 at 07:33 PM
First the Bourgeois Pig and now Momofuku - when did Carroll Gardens become the new East Village? ;-)
Jenny March 30, 2012 at 07:40 PM
i think it looks great....
Louise March 30, 2012 at 09:16 PM
What the heck is Momofuku..some kind of organic milk products?
Joanna Prisco March 30, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Hi Louise. The word "Momofuku" means "lucky peach" in Japanese. Momofuku Milk Bar is a bakery opening in the neighborhood tomorrow.
Danielle March 31, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I went this afternoon and got a latte. The milk was sweet, thick and creamy. It tasted pretty similar to Cafe Pedlar which, in my opinion, has the best coffee drinks in Bococa (hate that nickname).
Louise April 01, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Oh Thanks Joanna.."lucky peach" hmmmmmm sounds interesting.
Anthony April 02, 2012 at 02:55 PM
When the Yuppies took over. Duh!
Sara April 04, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Milk bar is so delicious...this is a dangerous addition to the neighborhood :)

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