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Dec 13, 2015

Coffee Break Alert – Lefkos Pyrgos Has Reopened on Ditmars

We learned that Lefkos Pyrgos has finally reopened in their new space on Ditmars. As you may remember, this location used to be home to Marathon Bank, and was empty (…)

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We learned that Lefkos Pyrgos has finally reopened in their new space on Ditmars. As you may remember, this location used to be home to Marathon Bank, and was empty for some time. Well, the Lefkos Pyrgos folks really did a fantastic number on the interior and it’s completely transformed. I stopped by on Sunday to check it out and found it a bright and cheery place in which to enjoy coffee and pastry. Here are some photos from my coffee break:

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Some of the pastries in the cases.

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The dining area goes all the way back. There’s plenty of seating back there, as well as televisions.

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A chocolate mousse with almond cake. It was light yet substantially filling, and I don’t feel overstuffed.

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A very tasty strawberry shortcake, also substantially filling but not heavy.

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Cappuccino that went very well with the sweet pastries.

My time spent there reminded me of cafe time in the Balkans, though with a quicker pace than you might expect in southern Europe (hey, this is NYC).  Most of the patrons were speaking Greek, which is not a surprise. Our waitress was a little slow to get to us, but I noted the busy-bee vibe behind the counter, the plethora of things for the staff to keep track of, and the usual excitement that often accompanies the early days a popular spot experiences when they re-open, so no worries there. Our waitress was very nice and was happy to take care of us when she was able to make it to our table.

Overall I had a really nice time and look forward to returning, and I think this is a terrific addition to the Ditmars eating scene. For another look at the new Lefkos Pyrgos, head over to our friend Sue’s blog for some great photos and observations.

Lefkos Pyrgos (33-02 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)
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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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