Astoria, Restaurants
Jul 21, 2014

Greece’s BARCODE Coming to 30th Avenue

We’ve learned who is going to occupy the old Frank’s Bakery space—BARCODE, a cafe/bar and grill based originally in Kallithea, part of the greater Athens area in Greece. They will (…)

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We’ve learned who is going to occupy the old Frank’s Bakery space—BARCODE, a cafe/bar and grill based originally in Kallithea, part of the greater Athens area in Greece. They will be serving up a number of things familiar to Astorians who have spent even a little time here, including souvlaki and gyros, as well as frappes. BARCODE in their words:

New York meets Athens in a modern, friendly and pleasant atmosphere where together they will embrace two of Greece’s most beloved loves – souvlaki and coffee. BARCODE offers wonderful coffee recipes that are handled with care from our talented baristas. Our experienced chefs prepare for you one of the best souvlaki (gyros) in town. The only “code” that you will ever need is pleasure.

Sounds like it will be a nice Greek cafe, which is a good fit for 30th Avenue and its tradition of cafes. One fun thing I saw on their Facebook page is something called the New York Burger. I wonder if they’ll serve it here in Astoria?

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Photo credit: BARCODE

Apart from souvlaki, gyros, and coffee, they serve salads, sandwiches on baguettes, tortilla, a variety of appetizers, and dessert. Their menu for their Kallithea location can be found here.

Frank’s has been covered in green painted plywood for a little while, and city records a $200K renovation is going on inside.

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Here’s the building diagram plastered on the outside. Stoa Design Studio is the architect behind the project.

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We can’t wait to check it out!

BARCODE, 36-02 30th Ave Astoria, NY 11102, (646) 254-2851, barcode.com.gr, Facebook

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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