I was excited to see that the old Pinocchio's Palace space (which I miss dearly) has finally found a tenant. It will now be called Meli Cafe & Bakery, and the sign says that it will open soon. Pinocchio's old shop is a pretty spacious area for a bakery, and I'm curious about the kind of goodies they'll offer and whether they'll have an ethnic focus. For an area that's full of bakeries and cafes, I'm curious to see how Meli will differentiate itself from the pack. We'll find out soon - and in the meantime if you know more, please chime in.
Meli Cafe & Bakery - 32-02 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102
N/W Train to 30th Avenue