Cafe Henri - 10-10 50th Avenue, LIC, NY 11109
7 Train to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave
Last week, I mentioned attending the Taste of LIC event and trying the amazing Pretzel Croissants from Cafe Henri. They made a huge impression on me--a salty, crunchy exterior and a soft, buttery interior--and I haven't stopped thinking about them since.
It so happened that my cousin Vicky and I were in the Vernon Blvd 'hood having dinner at Blend. I took the roundabout way home and decided to stop at Cafe Henri. The place is absolutely charming both from the outside and in. The exterior is all brick with a bright blue awning, a friendly outdoor bench and a bicycle--very French country. The interior is intimate and has a simplistic vibe--small tables for two or four, a large-ish middle counter and some relaxing background music.
I asked a waitress about the Pretzel Croissants and she seemed amused. She said that they don't sell them yet but will soon. Cafe Henri previewed them at the Taste of LIC event and they'll be making their in-store debut in a couple of weeks. She thanked me for inquiring and I'll make sure to follow up and let you know when these spirals of amazingness become available. Stay tuned...