Meli Cafe & Bakery is finally open. After watching its progress pretty much the whole summer, I was glad to see it's finally come to life a couple of weeks ago. My curiosity got the best of me, as always, and I walked in to see what it was about.
In a nutshell, it looked a bit underwhelming with the display not fully stocked, but I also went in at the end of the day so that could've played a big role. From what I saw, they sell simple cookies, doughnuts, coffee and these really pretty coffee cakes that caught my eye. They looked gorgeous, perfectly round in shape with a nicely browned exterior. I wouldn't mind taking a bite out of this and plan to try it soon.
In the meantime, if anyone has any valuable feedback to add about this new bakery, please chime in.
Meli Cafe & Bakery - 32-02 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102
N/W Train to 30th Avenue
They also have bagels, muffins, breakfast platters, a deli section, etc. Usually have some deals each day.ReplyDelete
They have been doing a small coffee and plain bagel for $1.50 deal, but be warned that they mean PLAIN bagel. Nothing on it or anything or you are getting charged full price.
Thanks for the tips Jonah. Noted :)ReplyDelete
The owner also makes his homemade honey - comes from upstate - hence the name Meli (honeybee). Great muffins!ReplyDelete
The doughnuts are pretty wonderful, a bit thicker than at most places, but still very moist and tender. I went in before they had officially opened and they gave me and my girlfriend a couple of free glazed ones for our curiousity. I haven't ventured further than that, but they seem a cut above most of the other bakeries on 30th Ave.ReplyDelete
Yum, yum :)ReplyDelete