March 28, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
A popular Astoria bagel shop and café will be opening its fourth Astoria location at the end of April.
New York City Bagel & Coffee, owned by two Astoria natives, will soon have a new spot at 29-10 Broadway. The shop will be their biggest so far, with enough room to seat 60 to 65 people.
Michael Lagudis and John Loukas opened their first shop in 2012 at 29-08 23rd Ave. After early success, the pair opened a second location in 2015 at 40-05 Broadway and a third in 2017 at 33-10 30th Ave.
Lagudis said they opened the fourth Astoria bagel shop so they could have a presence in most of Astoria.
“We’ve covered all four corners of Astoria now so we’re within walking distance of most people in Astoria,” said Lagudis, who also said they hope to eventually open locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Currently, the duo don’t operate outside of the neighborhood.
Their latest shop will offer the same menu as their other three locations, all of which prepare the food on site. However, it will be only the second location to serve beer– the other being on 30th Avenue.
They will serve beer on tap including the Montauk IPA, Five Boroughs Pilsner, Harpoon Hard Cider, and Founder’s Premium Lager. Beer, like the 30th Avenue location, will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
The pair have also applied for outdoor seating at the new location which will add another 12 tables and 24 chairs.
The menu will be like the other three stores. It features New York style bagels made onsite; baked goods such as banana pound cake, pistachio pound cake and apple crumb cake; items such as quiches and spinach and cheese pies; and other breakfast items including egg sandwiches, pancakes and waffles.
The shop will offer 50 different kinds of homemade cream cheese including baked salmon, blueberry, wasabi, tofu, and roasted red pepper and parmigiano made everyday on site.
A new batch of bagels will come out of the oven every 15 to 20 minutes from 3:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lagudis said.
The new shop, described by Lagudis as rustic industrial, will also specialize in coffee and espresso drinks which are sourced from For Five Coffee Roasters, based in Maspeth.
Other beverages offered include a variety of fruit smoothies, hot and iced teas, and frozen frappes.
The new location will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.