It's a cute space, smartly planed out to accommodate both visitors who are there to get their food to go and those who are looking to linger (gather?) for a while. There's a seating area over to one side that accommodates about 15, but a majority of the square footage is devoted to counter space. You can check out the menu here; you get your choice of proteins and sides, with a solid selection of daily specials and breakfast options. There are plenty of international influences, especially Morrocan, but there's certainly a comfort food angle at play as well.
Gather can easily be mistaken for a straight-ahead cafe, though, and can certainly double as one, serving coffee from Intelligentsia and Kusmi tea. It strikes me as one of those places that can serve lots of functions: you can drop in on your way to work to grab a coffee and pastry, stop in with a friend for a cup of tea and a light lunch, or drop by on your way home from work to pick up a hearty helping of short rib stew with mac and cheese and swiss chard gratin.
If they can nail it on several of those fronts, and gain a reputation for doing so, Gather should have no trouble being successful.
Gather, 341 Seventh Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215.