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Any Coffee Lovers Out There in Queens?

ngdowney May 26, 2009 11:08 AM

I'm searching for the most amazing cup of coffee in Queens. I don't mind travelling if it's worth it. Any tips?

  1. Tantissimo Jun 25, 2012 06:56 AM

    There have been some really good suggestions so far. But people forgot to mention the Saturday tour at Dallis Bros. Coffee in Ozone Park Queens. It is only $10. The tour starts with a custom made coffee of your choice (espresso, cappuccino, etc.) which was the best I have had in Queens if not the entire city. The tour ends with a smell and taste test of a lot of their coffees. They have been roasting coffee since 1913. They are the best in Queens in my opinion.

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      tabs Oct 20, 2009 06:25 AM

      Ditto to Sweetleaf. It's even better than the other places serving Stumptown coffee.

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        MarcInSunnysideGardens Oct 21, 2009 09:50 AM

        Had a good first Sweetleaf experience on Saturday. Coffee probably the best I've had in the borough, and I thought they nailed all of the baked goods nicely. Space is probably too small by half, but we'll be back regularly, I think.

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        miquinn Sep 27, 2009 07:50 PM

        There is now an online store for ordering Baruirs coffee, www.baruirscoffee.com

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          Up With Olives Sep 28, 2009 08:53 AM

          So sad but I just don't get Bariur's. I've tried their beans countless times -- it's the only place in the neighborhood -- but they taste dead and dull.
          Perhaps buying a cup brewed there is good?

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          BigV Jun 1, 2009 07:11 PM

          I concur with Sweetleaf- excellent coffee. Brasil Coffee House is very good and it's within a few blocks. Try both!

          1. Harlan May 28, 2009 02:02 PM

            I dunno about amazing, but the best espresso I've had in Astoria is at Artopolis, on 31 st, between 24th and 23rd Aves. If you're willing to go anywhere in Queens, you might as well go to Manhattan, where there are some excellent coffee shops. FWIW, I'd say Artopolis makes a better espresso than Oren's, which is my usual Manhattan coffee supplier. And of course they have excellent Greek pastries, breads, cakes, etc.

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              Joe MacBu May 28, 2009 10:18 PM

              if you're willing to go to Manhattan, you should cross the creek instead to Greenpoint's Cafe Grumpy. It's the closest thing Queens has to excellent coffee.

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              PAL May 26, 2009 09:55 PM

              Sweetleaf on Jackson Ave in LIC, and Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights are two good choices.

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                Peter Cherches May 26, 2009 04:56 PM

                I haven't been to the L.I.C. branch, but Brasil Coffee House makes great coffee at their Manhattan branch, and Queens is where they roast.


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                  scatalogics May 26, 2009 11:45 AM

                  I've never had the coffee they make there recently, but I highly recommend Baruir's Coffee at 4007 Queens Blvd, at 40th Street in Sunnyside. They roast their beans using the machine at the front of the store and sell great Armenian (Turkish-style) coffee. They also sell some interesting dry fruit and whatnot.

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                  1. re: scatalogics
                    catherine May 28, 2009 03:03 PM

                    Haven't been in a while but I feel like the quality of the coffee (not beans) at baruir's really varies. Sometimes it was great and other times just okay (not worth traveling for). I like that they use coffee iced cubes for the iced coffee, though. A great place, but not consistent enough for traveling.

                    Espresso 77 (mentioned already) is great. We stop by whenever we're in the neighborhood.

                    1. re: scatalogics
                      micheal Oct 20, 2009 09:53 PM

                      Baruir's - a nice looking place with promise.
                      But, alas, I found several of their fresh roasted coffee beans really vile - perhaps a more experienced person could suggest what's best.
                      As well, my experience is dated because of 1st negative experience- maybe they are stellar now.

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