Cafe Bar in Astoria
- Desiree Feb 15, 2006 06:58 PM
Is Cafe Bar still around? I went there a couple years ago and it was good- going back out to work there and was curious how it is, if it's still around. Thanks.
Same experience here.
There are a couple really nice people there and some really rude servers as well.
This, in addition to how smoky it gets (they allow you to smoke while you're eating outside), the somewhat cheesy atmosphere and what I think is just so-so food, I won't go back, even though I am in the area all the time.
I prefer my gentrified coffee shops/cafes more along the lines of Aubergine in Woodside, Cafe Henri in LIC and Communitea in LIC.
Cevabdzinica Sarajevo is just a short block up on the same avenue, if you care for some good inexpensive bosnian food and save CafeBar for drinks and people watching.
I live close by and decided to go last night with my boyfriend. I ordered the gorganzola salad with chicken and he had the cuban sandwich. The salad was -ok- something tasted off- don't know if it was the cheese or some weird green they put in there, but something threw the salad's taste off a little bit. He said his cuban sandwich was good. For dessert-the tiramisu was amazing- but a little small, and my crepe with banana and nutella was good- except for the powdered sugar and cinamon on the top, which again, ruined the taste. (I'll stick to Avenue's crepe! mmmm) The total came out to about 40 bucks. Not bad- but a little pricy for a small dinner.
The service was very good-there was one waitress that took care of everyone and she did a good job at it. It's a little tight though, so if you don't like smoking and you want to sit outside, it may be hard to escape the smell of it. The AC inside was really high, so bring a sweater.
Went there for brunch today- the Four Grain Pancakes (mixed berry) were excellent, I would not get the French toast again. Service was lousy. More fun at night for people watching.