Feb. 22, 2019

Best Coffee & Tea in Astoria

Who doesn’t like to start the day off with a caffeine fix before going to work, school, or running errands?  Luckily, Astoria has no shortage of coffee and tea options! Here’s a few local favorites for you to try out.   Did we miss any? Let us know!

  1. OK Cafe

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22-04 33rd St, Astoria, NY 11105

OK Cafe serves a variety of organic coffees and teas. They also serve gluten-free and vegan pastries, along with more traditional items such as muffins, danishes, and croissants. They also serve empanadas and sandwiches. Try the Kyoto Cold Brew, Matcha Latte, or Maple Latte.

  1. Astoria Coffee

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30-04 30th St, Astoria, NY 11102

Astoria Coffee is a small cafe tucked away on 30th St that provides a calming environment for studying, reading, or just meeting with friends. Make sure to check out the artwork on your latte before taking a sip! Try the Matcha Latte, Hot Chocolate, or Ice & Vice ice cream.

  1. Kinship Coffee Cooperative

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30-05 Steinway St, Astoria, NY 11103

Kinship Coffee Cooperative is a rustic cafe near the Steinway Street subway station that sells Stumptown coffee & donuts from Dough. Try their Honey Almond Latte, Oat Milk Latte, or Rose Matcha Latte with a croissant or muffin.

  1. Vivi Bubble Tea

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35-16 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

Vivi Bubble Tea offers a diverse array of tea options, including milk teas, fruit teas, slushes, and cotton candy topped tea. They also have popcorn chicken and dumplings to snack on. Try Thai Iced Tea, Taro Milk Tea, or Kumquat Lemon Tea with boba, pudding, or red bean toppings.

  1. Château le Woof

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31-01 Vernon Blvd, Astoria, NY 11106

Dog lovers rejoice! Château le Woof is a dog-friendly cafe located near Socrates Park. Alongside coffee and tea, they also sell dog toys, treats, food, and offer dog grooming services. Try the Chai Latte, Earl Grey Tea, or Americano.

  1. Prince Tea House

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31-47 Steinway St, Astoria, NY 11103

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city in this adorable tea shop. Prince Tea House serves a variety of flavored teas, including Earl Grey, Jasmine, English Toffee, and Rose. You can also enjoy sandwiches, salads, and desserts like waffles, ice cream, crepe cakes, or tiramisu.

  1. Tea and Milk

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32-02 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

Tea and Milk is an organic bubble tea shop where you can relax and play board games. They also sell croissants, donuts, and cookies. Try their Lavender Milk Tea, Hibiscus Peach Tea, Taro Milk Tea, or Fuji Apple Chia Green Tea.

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Feb. 22, 2019

Best Brunch Spots in Astoria

Astoria is the neighborhood in Queens known for its many positive attributes, including its proximity to Manhattan, has a small-town feel, a beautiful park, and plenty of options for nightlife entertainment. But everyone knows what Astoria is really famous for. The food!  It goes without saying that Astoria is a foodie’s paradise.

Today we’re going to give you some great brunch options.  No need to take the train into Manhattan -- check out this list of top rated restaurants for brunch in Astoria.

  1. The Ditty

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35-03 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

Brunch is served at The Ditty on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm.  Reviewers online rave about their Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Burger. There are also vegan options available like Avocado Toast and Vegan Pancakes.

  1. The Pomeroy

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36-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

Enjoy your brunch in The Pomeroy’s outdoor patio where you can choose from a variety of options, including Fried Chicken & Waffles, The Pomeroy Breakfast (2 eggs, maple glazed bacon or apple pork sausage, hash browns, mesclun greens salad + toast), or a Belgian Waffle with honey butter and vanilla whipped cream. Top it off with a drink, like the classic Bloody Mary or Mimosa, or more exotic options like the Cherry Kalimotxo or Guava Spritz.

  1. Mojave

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22-36 31st St, Astoria, NY 11105

Check out Mojave’s bottomless brunch deal for $34.95 that offers unlimited selected drinks for 1.5 hours and one entree. Try the Mexican inspired entrees: Southwestern Breakfast Burrito,  Hash Brown Quesadilla, or Dos Equis French Toast.

  1. Queens Comfort

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36-18 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103

Queens Comfort is a cash-only eatery serving eccentric twists on classic American dishes since 2011. Try some of the customer favorites: the Cornflake Crusted Chicken and Waffles, Atomic Fire Balls, or Oreo Brioche French Toast.

  1. The Sparrow Tavern

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24-01 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102

With its laid back atmosphere and hole-in-the-wall vibe, Sparrow Tavern is a solid brunch option in Astoria. Try the well-reviewed English Breakfast, Steak & Eggs, or Egg & Brie Sandwich.

  1. Dillingers Pub & Grill

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46-19 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103

From 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, for just $22, Dillingers will provide a generous portion of food for brunch and bottomless mimosas/screwdrivers. Try the Eggs Benedict, Steak & Eggs, or Breakfast Quesadilla along with your unlimited drinks.

  1. Mom’s Kitchen & Bar

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33-01 31st Ave, Astoria, NY 11102

Mom’s Kitchen stands out in Astoria’s food landscape with 50's era decor and quirky twists on breakfast classics. Try out the Bedrock Pancakes made with Fruity Pebbles cereal (seen in photo), Chicken & Bacon Waffle, or Tex Benedict.

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