Placek po Wegiersku ($9.50) can be translated from the Polish as Hungarian potato pie, or cake, or pancake. It's clearly kin to the massive gypsy pancake I enjoyed in Salem, Massachusetts, which sported two light, crisp discs sandwiching several layers of long-cooked goulash. In Greenpoint chunky beef stew was enfolded in a single crisp pancake; both meat and potatoes could have been more tender.
Also shown: schab duszony z cebula ($8.75), pot-roasted pork with onion; the blackboard menu. Most of those items could qualify as comfort food in any Polish workers' lunch hall, but Brooklyn Point's ethos also admits bagels, French toast, and similar morning fare, as well as wi-fi with your fresh-brewed coffee. The pop music soundtrack was in English, as were the handheld menus.
Brooklyn Point Cafe
924 Manhattan Ave. (at Kent St.), Greenpoint, Brooklyn