Practical Info

open every day
8 am to 4 pm (Winter Hours)
for Private Events for up to 40  guests

270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn

Brunch, Lunch & Private Events in a cozy Fort Greene Destination

Opened in 2016, Maison May Vanderbilt is a labor of love and the authentic expression of owner Catherine May’s aesthetic.

Around the corner from the original Brownstone – at the border of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill – it invites bypassers to take a break and enjoy a light and healthy all-day breakfast and lunch fare, gluten-free pastries, or a glass of natural, biodynamic wine.

Our no laptop policy helps you to decompress and to take a closer look at the beautiful items that owner Catherine May handpicks every season.

The seasonal, market-driven breakfast, brunch and lunch menu is available seven day a week.  Enjoy it at one of our communal tables or outside on the terrace while taking in the charm of Fort Greene.

In the evening we serve an equally curated Private Events menu for up to 40 guests. Settle into the cozy environment and enjoy a layed back yet sophisticated gathering.


Coffee and farm to table food at Brooklyn cafe with outdoor seating
Tartines and natural wine at Maison May Vanderbilt cafe in Fort Greene

Food is front and center at Maison May Vanderbilt. The backbone of our healthy breakfast and lunch menu are seasonally inspired, simple and clean dishes served all day. Everything is made from scratch in-house and can be enjoyed at the communal tables inside the Café or in the outdoor seating area.

Our Chef and his team take inspiration from the nearby farmers market and different European cuisines and put a strong focal point on gluten-free pastries and menu items. That said, there are certain recipes that are better left untouched because they are just perfect the way they are. That’s why not all of our pastries are gluten free.


Maison May Vanderbilt shop and wedding registry ethical and vintage objects

Maison May is very lucky to have found a network of like-minded companies that supply us with coffee and tea.

Our coffee partner Devocion quite literally pours the freshest coffee in the entire city. As a Third-wave coffee roaster they truly appreciate quality and support the Columbian community it is harvested from by paying above average wages and helping micro-farmers to work consistently with nature.

Bellocq, our tea partner shares the same sensibility for their community as well as the same aesthetic with us. Besides allowing us to server their wonderfully balanced and rich tea blends they also supply us with beautiful caddies to swoon over.

By putting all this into one healthy breakfast and lunch menu and adding gluten-free pastries and other items we were able to create a menu that is good for your body and also nourishing your soul.

Possibly you can’t taste the difference between fair trade coffee and regular one but if you pay close attention you will notice that the sun might shine a little brighter for you when you sit outdoors at our Cafe.