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Best Coffeehouse New York 2012 - The Queens Kickshaw

The Queens Kickshaw

The Queens Kickshaw

40-17 Broadway

Long Island City, NY 11103

718-777-0913

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Fighting with NYU students for a table at Think will do if you're desperate for a caffeine fix, but it's refreshing to enjoy a cup of something out of the ordinary in an unexpected place. Yes, you're going to have a bit of a trek to try our pick for best coffeehouse, but its rustic charm and the aficionados behind the bar are worth it. Husband-and-wife team Ben Sandler and Jennifer Lim opened the Queens Kickshaw in Astoria last year, an all-in-one café/restaurant/canteen. Early birds behind laptops sip brews made with beans from local outfit Coffee Labs Roasters. At noon, a lunch crowd files into the brick-walled space, and in the evening, locals gather around the bar for dinner and spend the rest of the night drinking craft beer. But back to the coffee: Lim suggests starting with an espresso drink, though if you're in an adventurous mood, they've been experimenting with their version of an espresso soda, a shot of espresso with seltzer water. Priciest—though actually a steal at $4.50—is the Mast Bros. mocha, with hints of honey and lemon. If you can't get enough of its brew, the Kickshaw sells iced coffee in 32- and 64-ounce growlers to go. 40-17 Broadway, Queens, 718-777-0913, thequeenskickshaw.com (11103)

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tobyvogel
tobyvogel

@aartivirani @queenskickshaw @AnneLaumen Awesome. Rnd corner frm where I used to live. Fond memories, thou no decent cuppa joe back then.

aartivirani
aartivirani

@tobyvogel @QueensKickshaw @AnneLaumen I'm an ex-#Astoria dweller, too! It's gotten exponentially cooler since I left, though.

tobyvogel
tobyvogel

@aartivirani @queenskickshaw @annelaumen Yeah, I started the trend to coolness when I left in 1999.

AnneLaumen
AnneLaumen

@tobyvogel oh, u used to live in NYC? I envy you! Definitively a place that's on my #ToLiveList ;-) @aartivirani @QueensKickshaw @max_franke

CoffeeLabs
CoffeeLabs

@QueensKickshaw @villagevoice AWESOME! YOU DO A GREAT JOB!

JP001
JP001

@QueensKickshaw congrats guys!

MythiliRao
MythiliRao

@aartivirani @villagevoice @QueensKickshaw true story.

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