376 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
What’s the cheapest meal you can get in Ft. Greene? Probably the patty and coco bread at Buff Patty, just east of the hilly park on Myrtle. This long-running Jamaican café and bakery specializes in meat patties, the island equivalent of the empanada, with a crisp, annatto-laced dough and finely minced filling of beef, chicken, fish, or vegetables. The patty is around $1.75, and for another $1, the coco bread can be acquired to go around it. Together they constitute a full meal. The café also has a fine selection of other Jamaican food, including a delicious escovitched fish, breakfast porridges, braised oxtails, and, of course, jerk chicken. Buff Patty is one of Ft. Greene’s culinary treasures.