Habana Outpost is NYC’s first eco-eatery. Eco-Eateries are restaurants that use earth-friendly practices in their design, construction, and day-to-day operations. Habana Outpost aims to reduce wasteful consumption and promote sustainable solutions.

The next time you’re at one of our eco-eateries, take a look around: That drink you’re sipping comes in a biodegradable corn starch cup. The utensils are made of the same. The plates are crafted from sugar cane. Power is supplemented by solar panels. Many of our building materials are made from eco-friendly composites, natural renewables, and reclaimed resources. Most of the lighting is a combination of state-of-the-art, energy efficient, fluorescent technology…and the oldest eco-energy source – the sun! Our Fort Greene location even boasts the world’s first sunlit chandelier!

Just when you thought patrons were exempt from participating in our vision for our eateries, think again. The fruit smoothie you’re holding got smoothed by YOU, thanks to the “Bike Blender”.

Check out our eco-partners:

Bettancourt Green Building Supplies: Providing green building materials to designers, architects, contractors, and homeowners

Solar Energy Systems: Utilizing the latest photovoltaic technology to harvest clean and renewable sun energy

Parans: Designing, developing, and offering products for solar lighting

Red Hook Community Farm: Youth empowerment and urban agriculture for a sustainable future in Brooklyn

Build It Green! NYC: NYC’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials


Habana Works Inc. is a nonprofit organization that aims to better the community through free programs that educate, unite and engage local members. Habana Works’ programs demonstrate the impact of environmentally conscious thought and action within a community. These programs use art, architecture, videography, and design as tools to engage and instill a greater understanding of the community’s role in the betterment of the planet.

LABS: Through the nonprofit efforts of Habana Works, Inc. programs in sustainability are available to everyone with the desire to make a difference. Habana LABS are monthly educational and idea workshops on sustainable energy.

USBK: Urban Studio Brooklyn (USBK) provides New York City architecture students with design/build experience in an engaging and collaborative atmosphere. Taking inspiration from the success and community minded values of Samuel Mockbee’s Rural Studio, USBK projects offer students an opportunity to transform environmentally minded design into fully realized physical structures within the challenging pragmatic constraints of New York City’s urban context.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kimberly says:


  2. Diane Staley says:

    Our daughter, who is a dancer and personal trainer, yoga instructor, in New York, introduced us to your Cafe. Everytime we visit the city, that is the first place we go to. Love it and the way you fact the environment, excellent!!! Can’t wait to come back soon. We have never been to the outpost in Brooklyn but we plan to check it out.

  3. Dawn says:

    Saw your restaurant on travel cannels extreme bathrooms. I loved it, would love yo see the rest.I’m wanting to start my own restaurant and have some ideas but you gave me many more thank you.Glad you listed your resources that will help greatly as I design mine.

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