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Building a list of LI coffeehouses

Scott_R Nov 8, 2007 12:00 PM

The sort of place where coffee/espresso is the main or sole focus of the place. Here's what I have offhand (asterisked listings have, IMHO, better than average coffee); Starbucks and other chains aren't being counted. Listing is in alphabetical order, not counting articles:

The Cup, Wantagh
The Grind, Bellmore
Java Room, Farmingdale
MUD, Mineola*
Northwinds Coffee & Tea, Port Washington*
Witches' Brew, Hempstead

Babylon Bean, Babylon*
Brown Dog Coffee, King's Park*
Classy Coffee, Huntington
Cool Beanz, St. James
Pisces Cafe, Babylon
Tic Toc Cafe, St. James

Didn't count Milk & Sugar in Bayshore, since coffee seems to be focus #2 or 3 there. I'm not saying that's definitely not the case for those in the list above, but that I've personally seen it to be so at M&S. Brownstone's in Amityville is currently closed (the owners needed the space for their catering business) but might reopen.


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  1. coll RE: Scott_R Nov 9, 2007 02:39 AM

    Not sure if EastEnders Coffee House in Riverhead meets your criteria, since the music scene is as prominent as the coffee.
    Pleasant place to hang out anyway.

    1. sbp RE: Scott_R Nov 9, 2007 07:23 AM

      Urban Coffee, Huntington and Greenlawn

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        EZ Pass RE: Scott_R Nov 9, 2007 09:08 AM

        Georgio's Roasterie, 146 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, 631-470-7797.

        Right next to Massa's coal-oven pizza, this is owned by the former Fairway coffee-roaster. Excellent selection, service, knowledge. I think it's all Fair Trade too.

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          GCGuy RE: Scott_R Nov 9, 2007 09:10 AM

          Sea Cliff Coffee Company - odd hybrid of coffee and...sushi?

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            Scott_R RE: GCGuy Nov 9, 2007 01:05 PM

            I'd heard about that place, but the image I got from the reviews is that it's more of an eatery than a coffee place. True?

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            petergreen RE: Scott_R Feb 27, 2008 05:53 PM

            Scratch Northwinds of Port washington off the list. They went out of business.

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              Scott_R RE: petergreen Feb 29, 2008 06:12 PM

              Yup, just heard that myself. Brown Dog in King's Park, too.

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