Astoria, Bakeries, Boutiques, Coffee, Dessert, Food and Drink, Shopping, Weekend May 26, 2014 First Look at Lockwood & Native’s Secret Garden A first look at Lockwood and Native Coffee Roasters’ Secret Garden pop up shop, which offers lots of plant life, coffee, delicious treats in a comfy, urban oasis. Share this Scoop by Judith Rich total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print A first look at Lockwood and Native Coffee Roasters’ Secret Garden pop up shop, which offers lots of plant life, coffee, delicious treats in a comfy, urban oasis. by Judith Rich Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print This weekend marked the unofficial start to the summer season and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Summertime for us means lots of time spent outdoors, eating well and enjoying the company of our fellow Astorians. That’s why we were psyched to kick things off this weekend at Mackenzi’s inaugural Lockwood Secret Garden pop-up shop with Native Coffee Roasters. Found in the back of the shop, the Secret Garden delivered exactly what it promised – a little outdoor urban oasis with a cozy vibe, lots of greenery and good drinks and food to boot. I stopped by on Saturday morning, looking forward to getting my dose of Native’s iced coffee, which is roasted by Brian Donaldson right here in Astoria. Greeted by Emily’s friendly smile, I knew I was in for a treat, as she showed me around, giving me a proper show and tell of the various plant life available for purchase. There’s a variety of different house plants on sale, and I especially loved the succulents, which come in both small and large sizes. I especially loved the latter variety, as you don’t often see these as much and it inspired me to buy them in the future for a terrarium project. Although I loved all the greenery, my focus shortly shifted to the coffee and treats. Native had a nice-looking set up towards the front left corner of the space, and needless to say, it was never devoid of customers. I ordered a medium sized iced coffee that I finished off with a mixture of skim and almond milk. It was great to see the different milk options offered, accommodating people with lactose allergies. The food was also enticing, as I marveled at the pretty display of baked goods from local bakeries such as Dough and Cake Thieves. Opting for a savory cheddar, scallion scone, I devoured each crumbly bite and loved the emerald specks of scallion that proved this to be a real homemade treat. You can enjoy Lockwood + Native’s Secret Garden each weekend through the end of June. Lockwood Shop – 33-15 33rd Street, Astoria. 718.626.6030 Twitter Facebook Email Print CoffeeLockwoodNative Coffee Roasterssecret garden One Comment Store Spotlight: Lockwood « Maptote May 30th, 2014 […] for you/your store? Any upcoming sales/events? A: We’re opening the backyard and hosting The Secret Garden, a pop-up coffee shop! We’ll have plants, classes, treats and so much more. We’re […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.