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Ten63

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10-63 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 40.742879 -73.952067
between 49th and 50th Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-482-7679 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Soup & Sandwich
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Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave.; G at 21st St.

Prices

$4.75-$6.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

A spot-on indie rock soundtrack fills up the welcoming, cavernous space of this Long Island City café, whose 15-foot pressed-tin ceiling indicates the building's elegant past as Queens' former borough hall. With wooden banquettes, old-fashioned muted green walls, and grand, 1890s-era storefront windows facing industrial ruins, the restaurant takes on a romantic quality. Its breakfast-heavy menu also hearkens back to another age, when coffee came with real cream and no one skimped on the butter when baking. Sure, there's organic oatmeal with soy milk to satisfy the artsy types coming down the street from nearby P.S.1, but there's also a rich dish of baked eggs with melted cheddar and aromatic leaves of spinach. A Nutella and banana sandwich on brioche is pressed into a warm, heavenly goo, and an equally good, if less daring, pressed grilled cheese with avocado reproduces the experience for those who can't take the teeth-rotting dose of sugar. To round out the homey, unhurried atmosphere, there's a whole rack of free reading material, from art journals to a stack of the latest issue of Neighborhood Boy, a local zine put out by 10-year-olds.

Extra

True to its simultaneously domestic and arty ambiance, the café hosts a neighborhood knitting circle on Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm.

Recommended Dishes

Baked eggs with spinach and cheddar, $4.95

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