A bakery helmed by one of NYC’s most acclaimed pastry chefs just hit the Brooklyn waterfront. François Payard has pened Ebb & Flow at 12 Joralemon St., across from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s pier 5.
The Brooklyn Heights bakery serves grab-and-go pastries, including savory and sweet selections. These include sandwiches, salads, egg and cheese croissants, as well as a series of special layer cakes from Payard.
Some of the cake flavors on hand include a cheesecake with a trail mix topping and an almond sponge cake with coffee-infused chocolate ganache, coffee nougatine, and a coffee glaze. One of them looks like surefire Instagram-bait: a white chocolate strawberry cake topped with Fruit Loops. Cake slices run $7, and the sandwiches are $5.75 to $8.75. There’s also coffee, tea, and juice. See the full menus below.
The to-go spot is the first part of a larger dining concept coming to the One°15 Brooklyn Marina, where Payard will also serve as culinary director. While the James Beard award-winning Payard has a distinguished reputation in NYC’s pastry world, he has bounced around a lot in the past few years. In January 2018, all three of his eponymous Payard bakeries shuttered a couple years after he resigned abruptly. He then started slinging his baked goods at the European brasserie Karver’s Downtown Brooklyn location, but that also closed last summer.
This new gig brings Payard to the shifting dining scene at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recently added another location for NYC-born ice cream chain Ample Hills and, in 2017, gained a new boat restaurant called Pilot.
Ebb & Flow is now open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.