Sun-Thu, 9am-2am; Fri-Sat, 24 hours
M, R at Steinway St.; N, W at Broadway
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
This casual East Village-style lounge keeps Astoria's hipsters happy with its boho decor and soundtrack of world-beat, jazz, and Motown. But it's also a big hit with the local Greek and Cypriot populations—young and old alike—who stay 'til the wee hours playing board games and drinking ouzo. The vegetarian-friendly menu offers an eclectic, fairly priced array of salads, sandwiches and appetizers. In summer, patio furniture set up in front of Cafe Bar's signature stained-glass windows makes for a lively sidewalk scene.
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