Acclaimed Nordic empire builder Claus Meyer is no longer serving pastries in his Williamsburg bakery. The Noma co-founder has closed the cafe portion of Meyers Bageri at 667 Driggs Avenue between Fillmore Place and Metropolitan Avenue — instead keeping the space for pop-ups and events.
Meyers Bageri’s Danish pastries are still available at the Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central Terminal, and chef Mads Refslund’s Nordic pop-up Knightshift will still take place in the Meyers Bageri Williamsburg space until the end of the year.
Meyer expects to continue using the Williamsburg storefront for special events, as well as more pop-ups “from some of the industry’s top talents,” according to a statement from the chef’s company MeyersUSA.
Meyers Bageri was the first Meyer project to hit the U.S., starting as a pop-up within the previous tenant Margot Patisserie in February 2016. Its tenure in Williamsburg has been fairly short; it only fully transformed into Meyers Bageri last July.
But since then, the Danish chef has been quite busy — hitting NYC hard in his last couple years here. He also has that Nordic food hall in Grand Central, Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant Agern, a culinary school and restaurant project in Brownsville, and a Scandinavian cafe in Greenpoint with chef Fredrik Berselius called Norman. Meyer is also an investor in Berselius’s tasting menu restaurant Aska and Refslund’s upcoming project in Williamsburg.