Bruffin Cafe, the first brick-and-mortar shop from the purveyors of brioche-muffin hybrid pastries, opened yesterday at 85 Delancey St. Billed as “the perfect meal in a muffin,” the treats have proved a huge success at pop-up events throughout the city, such as Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg. The new shop occupies the ground floor of the building that houses The Yard co-working space, and currently offers a dozen varieties of bruffins that include both sweet and savory options, partner Medy Youcef told The Lo-Down this afternoon. Many of the bruffins are created to reflect the cuisine of individual countries. For example, the American version features buffalo chicken and blue cheese.
Current cafe hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, but may expand after the initial debut, Youcef said. Bruffins are also sold in Fairway markets, and a second permanent location is scheduled to open next week at the Gansevoort Market in Chelsea.
The bruffin has some company on the neighborhood’s hybrid-pastry market; Creffle Cafe opened on Stanton Street last month, specializing in a crepe-waffle concoction.