Grapenut (single scoop, $3.50), one of this coffee shop's housemade ice creams, features the wheat-and-barley cereal — which contains no grapes or nuts — in a vanilla-flavored base. Customarily the cereal is ground much more finely, as in this commercial brand made in Maine.
I enjoyed that earlier scoop on a road trip to New England, and considering the combo of ice cream and coffee, I'd guessed that Bittersweet had roots somewhere in Red Sox nation. But I guessed wrong — the owner's mother was raised in the only other island of grapenut ice cream fandom, Jamaica. The wooden spoon, however, is strictly ballpark.
180 Dekalb Ave. (Carlton Ave.-Cumberland St.), Fort Greene, Brooklyn