Lepeshka is a Central Asian flatbread, often of frisbee-like breadth, with a lip that pushes the boundaries of what can be considered flat. At this "welcoming tea room" the lepeshka ($1.50) is much more modest in size; it's yeastier and, especially along the braided lip, firmer, too. A napkin-draped basket full of lepeshka would send everyone scrambling for the dinner table — though inevitably it would also frustrate the goal of exploring much more of the menu.
Also shown: a flaky, fresh-baked pumpkin samsa ($2) — it's not sweet — in cutaway view; chuchvara soup ($7.50), replete with vegetables, lamb, and namesake dumplings that resemble Russian pelmeni; mampar soup ($6.50), whose featured pasta knots might be compared to Slovak halusky or Chinese mian geda; a grainy chili paste and a dispenser of white vinegar flavored with dill and garlic, at the ready for seasoning the soups; the tea room (with the green awning), beside a wider storefront with a split personality.
1652 Sheepshead Bay Rd. (Jerome-Voorhies Aves.), Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn