Monday, May 12, 2008

Lava Cafe - Now Officially Open

Lava Cafe - 27-03 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)

At last! Lava Cafe is open and running. Who am I kidding though, it didn't take long at all--in fact, it seemed like it was just under a month ago that construction was still underway and now it's a charming little cafe serving light snacks. I haven't eaten there yet but I grabbed their menu to get a preview of what to expect--pretty basic food at reasonable costs. The exterior looks inviting with a fire engine red and exposed brick facade and colorful flowers. The interior looks friendly too but is quite small, maybe seating 20. Here's a quick sampling of their menu. Email me at if you'd like to see the entire thing.

Sizzling Hot 10" Pizzas:

Meaty Salie - Pizza topped with ground beef, ham, pepperoni and bacon bits...$8
Veggie Suzan - Farm fresh peppers, onions, tomato and mushrooms...$7
Lava Blast - Pizza with all the trimmings...$10

Molten Burgers: Served with lettuce, tomato and homemade fries

Molten Lava - 3 cheese burger; American, Swiss and Cheddar melted on 9 oz. beef patty...$9
Vulcan Burger - Jalapeno jack, jalapenos and Lava's zesty salsa sauce...$10
Mauna Loa - Mushroom, onions, cheddar, bacon and lava sauce...$9
The Gobbler - Grilled Turkey burger plain and simple...$10

Sandwiches and Wraps:

Seared Tuna - Grilled 8 oz. sashimi tuna with wasabi herb sauce and mesculin salad...$10
Chicken or Beef Fajita - Sauteed chicken or beef with peppers, onions and Lava's zesty salsa...$11
The Philly - Lava's homemade thinly sliced beef with molten cheese, onions, lava sauce and fries...$10.50

Volcanic Hunger Entrees:

New York Strip - 14 oz. New York strip steak grilled to your taste with steak fries and veggies of the day...$17
Baby Back Ribs - BBQ baby back ribs with a baked potato and veggies of the day...$13
Marinated Chicken - Marinated chicken with lemon sauce, mashed potatoes and veggies of the day...$12

I'll report back with the full scoop (soon).


  1. Anonymous15 May, 2008

    The seared tuna wrap is delicious and its accompanying side salad is large and equally tasty.

  2. I have been here for brunch and dinner and both times it was delicious!

  3. I'm glad you liked it--I agree, it's a good sure thing :)



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