Jan. 29, 2018 By Tara Law
An Astoria coffee shop owned by a husband-and-wife duo closed after being in business for four years.
Caffino, which operated out of a small location at 29-18 Crescent St, closed on Jan. 24, with an announcement made on their website.
The café served pastries, sandwiches and specialty coffee drinks made from La Colombe coffee.
“We’ve decided to close because we’re making a change in direction,” said co-owner Sija Bojkovic in an interview. She declined to elaborate and said it was a “personal choice.”
Caffino was Bojkovic’s first business. Her husband, Husko Celic, previously owned a cafe in Montenegro before he moved to the U.S. 12 years ago.
Upon opening the restaurant, Bojkovic told the Village Voice that she hoped it would be open for a decade or more.
The couple left a message on their website that they will miss their customers.
“We’ve grown close relationships and will greatly miss being part of the neighborhood,” they wrote online.
Although customers on Yelp praised the cafe’s coffee, some complained that its prices were high and that the shop had a credit card minimum.
The owners notified the public on their website that they are willing to refund balances on gift cards and pre-paid items.
Customers looking for refunds can call (917) 579-9765.