The cafe bar The West—celebrating dynamic Brooklyn woman—was conceived by film director Esther Bell. Established in 2010 ,the WEST is a meeting ground for locals in the film industry and provides evening entertainment from a wide source of local and celebrated talent. But best of all, The West provides the community with the best Brooklyn roasted coffees, wines, spirits and food in a welcoming venue from early 'til late! The majority of our goods are locally sourced from our great borough, New York City and throughout New York State. Brooklyn Roasting Company espresso and coffee, Battenkill dairy, local brewers and distillers too! Ms. Bell has worked in the film industry, having written and directed several independent feature films that were praised in the NY times and Variety. Esther has also produced/directed for Showtime, MTV, CBS, NBC, Current and IFC. Esther is so much a fixture in Williamsburg that she is featured in the book about her neighborhood called The Last Bohemia by Robert Anasi.