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Any Coffee Lovers Out There in Queens?

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

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  1. 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

      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

        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.

      2. 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.


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

          1. 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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            1. re: Harlan

              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.

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

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

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                1. re: miquinn

                  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?

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

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                  1. re: tabs

                    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.

                  2. 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.