Brooklyn Rolls to open Friday with black & white cookies, knishes & more

Roast beef, pastrami, meatballs, and more are made in house.

Brooklyn-style sandwich shop and Italian restaurant Brooklyn Rolls announced plans to open Friday, July 19 at 1628 E. Sixth St.

The 2,600-square-foot space previously housed Abe’s Place and J’s Chicken & Waffles and seats 47. The bar seats 10.

Interior at Brooklyn Rolls (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Menu items include bagels shipped from Brooklyn, bagel sandwiches, espresso, lox bagels, salads, pastas, rice bowls, calzones, knishes, and rolls (sandwiches). Prices range from about $3 to $14.

New York desserts will also be a draw, with options such as New York cheesecake, cannoli, pizelles, and black and white cookies.

Brooklyn Rolls Menu Highlights

  • Buttered Bagel ($3) – plain, everything, cinnamon raisin, sesame, onion, garlic, rye, salt, or poppy
  • Chicken Parmesan Hero ($12) – ragu, mozzarella, Parmesan, fresh basil, 12-inch baguette; served with homemade slaw, kosher pickle spear
  • Hot Roast Beef Roll ($12) – house-made roast beef, caramelized onion, mushrooms, provolone, baguette; served with homemade slaw, kosher pickle spear
  • Stromboli & Spinach Roll ($5) 
  • Pastrami ($13) – smoked brisket, Swiss cheese, deli mustard on rye bread
  • Antipasto Salad ($11) – arugula, tomato, artichoke, red pepper, pepperoncini, olives, salami, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato vinaigrette
  • Baked Ziti ($13) – roasted garlic, red pepper, meatball, ricotta, ragu, mozzarella, Parmesan

Italian Rainbow Cookies at Brooklyn Rolls (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Additionally, the restaurant features off-menu chef specials such as veal and shrimp that change daily.

The liquor license is expected to kick in during August. Tentative operating hours will be 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily.

For more information, read our June 2019 article Brooklyn Rolls to open in former Abe’s Place with bagels, knishes, sandwiches & more and visit

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.