Monday, March 24, 2008

Kosher Restaurant Review: Cafeccino: Queens

Those of you living in Queens have perhaps said farewell recently to a long standing fast food eatery named "Burger Nosh". Burger Nosh suffered from some fierce competition of new restaurants that had opened such as K Burger and closed after many years of serving the Kew Garden Hills Community. In it's place now stands a new Cafe called Cafeccino. Caffeccino is owned by a nice fellow named Kenny who was the previous owner of deli/restaurant in the 5 towns called Traditions. Let me give the lowdown on this new joint in Flushing. Firstly if you have any delusions of taking your small ones with you you'll be in for a big treat: No High chairs. I was quite surprised that someone who had been in the family food business for so long could over look such an elementary concept but perhaps he wants to keep them out? The decor is nice and the seats are comfortable but the acoustics can make it very loud once the place fills up. The service this past Sunday was nothing short of horrible. We waited quite sometime to get any bread on our table not to mention our food. Our waiter was obnoxious to say the least and had very little knowledge about how the food was prepared. Perhaps good help is hard to find in this industry but we would have been better off with more bad help so at least we have been served more promptly. The food itself was quite good however and the portions were fairly large. The cappuccinos and the sort were a bit pricey and from what I heard they weren't very big, so I passed. For the economically conscious they had a half salad/half wrap combo for $5.95 and "to go" they have wraps ( I got one to stay anyway) like grilled salmon for just $6.95 ( it came with sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers and was served cold) that was quite delicious. It looks like they have a pretty good breakfast menu as well. My experience personally was very stressful and I'm not sure I would go back. If it's just me and a friend I might consider giving it another run. The tables are quite close together so perhaps it's a better "to go" place than eat in. Bottom line: good food, horrific service, prices are ok. Most entrees start at $8.95 and go up to $19.95 for fish dishes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been there and the food is fantastic!!

Shira said...

I defintely want to check it out, how would you compare it with twist and roll cafe?

Jewish Blogmeister said...

I don't think twist and roll makes wraps and serves eggs...

Anonymous said...

I have been there twice. The food was really good. I especially liked the selection of salads and panini. The service has improved alot. The first time I was there it was a bit slow but the next time (last week) it was actually very good. My waitress was sweet and efficient.The atmosphere is cool yet inviting. It's a great place to meet friends and the service (if my last experience was an indication) is beginning to rival the food.

hesh said...

I have never been here but I must say I was impressed for two reasons- #1 it doesn't look like a kosher place- but you can tell it is because there are no normal white folks living in the area besides Jews.

#2 it appears to be open late- every time I passed by late at night it was open and full of an older crowd- which I thought was weird- I figured the yeshiva rebel crowd would have already taken over along with the queens college girls from Brooklyn who pick the croutons out of their salads.