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Mar 17, 2007 04:18 PM

Any info on new bakery on Austin St.?

Noticed recently a new bakery is in the works on Austin Street near Lucille Roberts. Anyone know when it's supposed to open, or anything else about it?

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  1. There is also a new Pizza Place down where Austin meets Yellowstone called Amici's just got the Menu (used to be Cami).

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    1. re: Swedish Meatballer

      Last week I noticed a Japanese Food Store on Austin that I never noticed before. Its close to All Natural Market & Nick's Pizza.

    2. The new bakery is called Martha's Country Bakery. I'm assuming it's the same Martha's Country Bakery from Astoria. They're known for their cupcakes. Should be a nice addition to the street.

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      1. re: ForestHills

        How's the bread there, do you know? I'm dying for some good bakery bread.

        1. re: Lindy74

          Have you tried the bread at Bonelle (next to Nick's)? Their quality is really quite good. And while it's not a bakery, I have also bought good bread from Cheeses of the World.

          1. re: pellegrino31

            I've had the pastries and cookies from Bonelle, but never the bread. I guess I should give it a try.

            1. re: pellegrino31

              both Bonelle and Cheese of the World get their bread from

              TomCat Bakery - an excellent wholesale only artisan bakery - breads are deliveried fresh daily and truly worth the price.

              Tomcat is in Long Island City but only sells wholesale to accounts. We are fortunate to have an account with them because of our catering business - I always order extra to freeze when we have the occasion to order breads for jobs.

              Definitely try the breads from either place - and if you shop at Bonelles don't be put off by the evil sister - she's often quite rude, but the owner and head baker - is really nice and works so hard to counter act her sister (maybe sister in laws) rudeness.

        2. The new place (Martha's Country Bakery) has opened up. I've gotten cupcakes there twice. They're pretty good. I wouldn't travel too far out of my way for them, but they're a nice addition to the neighborhood. I haven't tried their pies, but I overheard a customer raving about one she had bought the day before.

          1. If they make everything the same way they do in the Astoria one, to me the best thing they have are the buttercream cupcakes. They used to sell cupcakes that were about 3 times as big, and they weren't nearly as good as the little ones they sell exclusively now. I'm glad to see a food place that realizes bigger isn't always better.

            I haven't enjoyed their other desserts as much as they're a little cloying for me, however I do like their spinach pie when they offer it (that might be an Astoria-only thing, and it's not your usual Astoria spinach pie but it's comforting) and I get a cappuccino from them sometimes as well. It is definitely a nice place to stop by.

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            1. re: magicmouse

              the spinach pie is like the round style that Titan sells for $2.75, except they sell it for $4.75, a bit of a ripoff--you're better off to cross the street and go have the $6 lunch special at Corfu if you want Greek.

              1. re: janie

                hm, it's not that expensive at ours. I think it was $3 last time I got it.

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