Clementine Bakery

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 27 reviews )
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299 Greene Ave (at Clinton Hill-Stuy), Brooklyn, New York, USA, 11238

Bakery also offering vegan sandwiches, tea, locally roasted coffee. Makes custom cakes and baked goods. Reported now fully vegan Jul 2016. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-8:00pm, Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Take-out, Bakery

Reviews (27)

First Review by forestfairy

For your sweet tooth - Edit

I absolutely loved the vibe I encountered when I walked through the door. The music and ambience was just my speed and so was the vast selection of vegan sweets. I opted for the Lemon Lavender cupcake and a slice of Strawberry Vanilla cake. Both were sooooo good! It was just what I needed to end the night.

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Just So Good - Edit

Not only is this place just the cutest, the workers are a delight & more importantly.... so is the food !!!!!

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sweet & delicious - Edit

Best lunch ever! Evrythings vegan so I had a hard time choosing but the waitress was a total sweetheart and let me take all the time I needed. I got the Curry Bowl and the Brownie, for around 12$. Since the place was pretty busy, the same waitress gave me a free choc chip scone to make up for the wait!! Food was delicious, especially the brownie -glad I noticed the last one and asked them to set it aside for me ;)

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Cute shop for vegan goodness - Edit

Clementine is a cute little shop in Bed-Stuy that sells all types of bake goods, sandwiches, ice cream, and I believe they are also expanding into larger size dishes. I've always encountered extremely friendly service and pretty delicious food. I even ordered a cake here once for my husband's birthday and they did an excellent job, not only taste wise, but also decorating it with a cute cat face (he really likes cats). Great place to stop by for a snack or meal. Many of their bake goods are sold throughout Brooklyn at non-vegan cafes as well.

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Was I There on an Off Day?... - Edit

I expected to be in cake/cupcake/brownie heaven, except when I arrived, there was no cake, a couple of yesterday's cupcakes, and no brownies. I settled on a blondie (very oily and bland and not worth the calories), a banh mi sandwich (not bad, but not terrific either and way too spicy to actually enjoy), and "biscuits" and gravy except they only give you ONE biscuit with gravy. Yes, one, and it was around $6 for that one biscuit and gravy. It was really, really good though. I'd drink that gravy from a canteen if I could afford to buy it every day. And I asked how many biscuits you get and they confirmed that it was only one, so this was not an anomaly or a mistake. So, it would have been nice to get that biscuit pluralized, especially since they put an "s" at the end of the word on their menu.

This was a Thursday at 11 a.m. Not sure if that's a bad time to come, but I at least expected to see a lot more baked goods. I mean, it's a bakery, so...yeah.

Service was okay but a little on the somber and curt side. I don't think I'd return here or recommend this place but maybe I need to try it on another day and time. If so, I'll amend my review and see if it gets any better than what I came up with the first time.

Pros: Gravy is bomb

Cons: Expensive , Limited selection, Small but expensive portions

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This place taste like heaven - Edit

I've discovered this place thanks to happycow and I went there at least 4 times during my new york stay. I've tried a lot ! And the only think I can say is everything tasted like heaven. The dessert of course (I've tried 3 differents cup cakes and my favorite was the tiramisu one) but also the salad, the daily specials and the bowl. The portions are not super generous though.
The place is also very nice and quiet and one of the girl working there is super welcoming.

Pros: cupcake !, super large choice, ALL VEGAN !

Cons: small portions

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Great baked goods! - Edit

I had an Airbnb near this cafe so I thought I'd check it out. They offer some really great baked goods, so consider stopping by if you're in the area!

Pros: Good baked goods, Helpful staff

Cons: Minimal seating, Seats were not that comfy

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Just AMAZING - Edit

It's an amazing vegan café with a really nice atmosphere and music. We had a really good soy latte, a sandwich of cream cheese and tempeh bacon (they put a lot of cheese), a kale and onion scoone and a fantastic, incredible, peanut butter cookie (a had to order one more to take away).

I highly recommend this place!!!

Pros: Tasty, quiet, fair price (even cheap for what you

Cons: They just have the cinnamon roll from friday to su

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love this bakery - Edit

I have been following them since they opened and I can confidently say that they've earned their wide support! Such great people, really working to make a difference in the food industry. They add a lot of love to the neighborhood!

Pros: An always-growing and changing menu, Vegan food that non-vegans will like

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almost! - Edit

There are only few things holding me back from rating this place higher. The music is turned up way too loud, the bake case could use some organizing and labeling and the staff could be a little more informed. If those things are improved, it would be 5 stars!

Pros: good food, location

Cons: loud music, unorganized

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Tasty Desserts! Not a 100% Vegan Bakery Though. - Edit

I was very pleasantly surprised by the large selection of items at Clementines as well as the great prices! They offer a variety of goodies from cupcakes and cakes by the slice to sweet and savory scones and sandwiches. I indulged in a mocha cupcake and chai tea with almond milk while I was there. I also purchased my friends drink and slice of cake for her. In total everything came out to less than $14, the prices are extremely fair compared to almost any other place around and the flavors are on point. I plan on coming back to enjoy the outdoor seating on a nice day and try out their breakfast offerings. I definitely feel like Clementines is a bit under the radar consider how great everything they carry is. Definitely a must try if you are in the area!

The big downside to Clementine is that they are not a 100% Vegan bakery as I had previously thought. They do offer whole milk in their cafe for the drinks they make. This sort of made me question the vegan-ness of their items considering nothing in the bakery is actually marked "vegan" and none of the sandwiches state vegan cheese they just say "cheese". I plan to inquire further when I stop back in and would recommend others do as well. Better safe than sorry!

Pros: variety, price, taste

Cons: Offers Dairy Milk, Not 100% Vegan

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Amazing bakery! - Edit

My boyfriend and I visited Clementine recently and had a wonderful experience. It was really busy when we visited, and I felt a bit sorry for the staff because they were clearly understaffed in the front of house, but they were still super friendly which was nice. We ordered a BLAT and a Schmancy, and both were so delicious and huuuuge. Seriously the best vegan sandwiches I've ever had. We also had coffee which was decent and got some take away muffins which were also wonderful. They have a great selection of sweet and savoury pastries. Recommend if you're in the area!

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Sad Sammiches, Don't Bother - Edit

I want to give Clementine's a higher rating, because the desserts are seriously delicious and the fact that they offer so many gf AND vegan choices is really nice.

With that said, I used to go to Clementine's about once a week. I made the mistake of ordering their sandwiches and taking them home. Three times in a row I got the Schmancy, and three times in a row it was missing something. The last time I ordered it, it was literally just the bread and tofu.

I started asking them to let me know if they were out of any ingredients and the cashier would assure me they weren't, but lo and behold I would come home with the saddest sandwich ever. When I told the cashier about it I was offered no apology or recompense, they just offered an awkward "ok" and stared at me. When I brought up the fact that I was paying the same amount for way less they did the same. I don't even mind paying, just tell me you're out so that I can order something else!

Pros: gluten free and delicious, dessert

Cons: inconsistent, unhelpful staff, missing ingredients

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Amazing place for breakfast lunch and treats - Edit

Get the BLAT or the Schmancy and you will not be disappointed. This is even amazing if you ain't vegan.

Pros: sandwiches are amazing, great cakes and pretty good cupcakes

Cons: scones and muffins are great just no bursting with, can be crowded

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Not memorable - Edit

An ok blackberry muffin and a too crumbly gluten-free chocolate cookie cake. Not the best.

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Enticing concept but low-quality cooking - Edit

Love the ambiance including all fresco on a quiet, leafy street. And like the extensive menu of vegan breakfast, lunch, and desert items -- especially an impressive menu for a tiny place. I took a a can from Manhattan to try this en route to JFK.

However, the quality gives vegan cooking and baking a bad name. Heavy on oils salt, and overdone other seasonings. Low on fresh, low on balanced taste. Clumpy stuff turned up also in my chilly cupcake and spoonful of stale ice cream (store bought). I tried a bell pepper and cheddar biscuit (creative in concept maybe but execution was too oily) and a "schmancy" sandwich -- too much of good things plus a ton of salt ruined it.

I would return here only if it were right on the way of where I wanted to be.

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THE BEST - Edit

Great coffee, lots of non dairy milks offered, out of this world vegan baked goods, outdoor seating....it's the best bakery in Brooklyn! Can't go wrong with any of the baked goods. I haven't tried the sandwiches yet but have heard rave reviews of the tempeh rueben.

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Excellent - Edit

I can't claim to have tried a huge amount here, but the strudel and the cinnamon roll I had were both excellent.

I would certainly go out of my way to come back here.

Pros: Some gluten free options, Savoury things too!, Friendly staff

Cons: Limited seating

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Not that great - Edit

If this is the only vegan bakery you've been to, it's good. If you've been to Pattycake or Vegan Treats, this place just can't match up. The density of many items is off - too wet or undercooked.

It's OK, but I've had better at several other bakeries.

Pros: vegan

Cons: can't match peers

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Great spot to sit down, great variety - Edit

Has a large selection of baked goods, along with sandwiches, salads and soup. Plus coffee and so on. Food was very good, friendly staff, and excellent music selection.

Good for working, also has little outdoor seating area.

Pros: Sunny, Variety, Outdoor seating area

Cons: Small

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great food but SERVES DAIRY MILK - Edit

The food is great. But I have a serious problem with an establishment that claims to be a vegan spot that keeps dairy milk in the fridge for customers wanting it for their coffee. It makes me question the integrity of the ingredients the use for their baked goods and how seriously they take it.
It's not that hard, give them soy or almond milk.

Pros: great Danish , nice staff

Cons: serves dairy

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Unbelievable - Edit

This place wins for variety, selection, and taste. I shared an incredible slice of lemon cake and a gluten free chocolate cupcake. I will be back! They had so much to pick from!!!

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Large selection of vegan goodies - Edit

I love that it's not just super sweet cupcakes. I had a savory and a sweet Danish. Both were delicious.

Counter staff was friendly, despite what other reviewer said.

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Good bakery sunk by poor counter staff. - Edit

Good cakes, cupcakes, cheesecake, cookies, cinnamon rolls, danish, sandwiches. Yum!
Problem is, the counter staff is so consistently poor, and turn over so quickly, I hesitate these days in coming here. These people act like they have much more important places to be, don't listen, consistently make mistakes, are careless (squashed cakes, anyone?), painfully slow, and sometimes rude.
Is it so hard to find, train and retain decent bakery counter staff? Be serious. The day is coming soon that I'll just stop coming, recommending the place, etc. It's sad to see a good business go down because of careless staffing.
BTW, the Chai isn't vegan (honey), and they serve cow milk.

Pros: Baked goods, Sandwiches, DF Maven ice cream

Cons: counter staff, counter staff, counter staff

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awesomest vegan sandwiches - Edit

And great vegan pastries and soy lattes

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so lucky to have this in our 'hood! - Edit

the only true vegan place in the neighborhood, all very delicious food (treats, sandwiches, soups in winter). cozy place to hang out. the cakes are gorgeous, an ever-changing roster.
yes it's a bakery so a lunch here is starch-heavy, as to be expected, but note to staff if you're reading this: adding salads to the menu would be a wonderful balance! :)

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vegan comfort food! - Edit

I love going to Clementine Bakery because it's around the corner from where my brother in law lives and the only yummy vegan food in the area that we've found!
They have great tea and coffee, baked goods, and a sandwich board with my personal favorite: the tempeh reuben. Yes, it's smothered with Daiya cheese and I'm not usually a fan of that processed stuff, but when it's the morning after a concert and you're craving salt and bread like crazy, this is a heavenly place to find! The staff is really friendly, but they do take their time. As long as you don't mind chilling for a little while then it's all good, but don't go there when you're in a huge rush.

Pros: excellent breakfast, cozy vibe, friendly staff

Cons: a little slow

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