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New Cafe opens on Ditmars Blvd

LocusJan 7, 2015 By Michael Florio

A new café opened on Ditmars Blvd Sunday with little in the way of fanfare.

The owner of Locus Cafe, located at 23-14 Ditmars Blvd, did not advertise the opening nor did she have a grand-opening event.

“We just opened our doors and served whoever walked in,” said Christine Canon, the owner of the eatery.

The café serves a variety of flavored espressos, including pumpkin spice, mint-chocolate and raspberry swirl. It serves herbal teas, smoothies and fruit and vegetable juices.

To eat, Locus offers a variety of both sweet and savory crepes. Savory crepes include the Hardy Hearty, which is comprised of Canadian bacon, mozzarella, hard-boiled eggs and hollandaise sauce.

The sweet items include strawberry, banana and Nutella crepes. The crepes are handmade on location, Canon said.

Canon said the café will soon begin serving bagels, muffins and pastries.

Locus is open from 6 am to 9 pm on weekdays and 7 am to 9 pm on weekends. These hours are likely to change as the weather warms up—when Canon anticipates that she will be open later.

The café will be stocked with a variety of board games for customers to play, including Connect Four, Yahtzee, Monopoly, Life and chess.

Canon, who has lived in Astoria since 2006, said the location was perfect for her café.

“I love Astoria Park and like that the café is a little further away from the craziness of central Ditmars,” she said. “A neighborhood spot with a homey feel was the goal and this place suited that.”

Canon said she often hears from residents that there are enough café’s in Astoria. However, she said the look and feel of Locus is like no other offered here.

She cited the handmade crepes, board games, and friendly customer service that will lead for Locus to stand out among the many Astoria cafes.

“We have a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, where you can almost feel at home,” she said.

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Colin Pearce

What we really do need are more cafes suitable for reading/studying. Astoria has many coffee shops, but basically none with comfortable seats for extended coffee-ing.

Locus Cafe

No we are not on crack.. Just caffeine! And re read the quote for a more accurate understanding 🙂

Locus Cafe

Ah yes.. We might offer similar products.. But there’s def something that sets us apart from everyone else 🙂 come in and see for yourself! Happy 2015!


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