Astoria, Restaurants
Oct 27, 2014

Truva Cafe & Grill Opening in Old Teddy’s Florist Space

Last week we pondered what might actually be going into the old Teddy’s Florist/Grocery space—kebabs or pizza? Looks like we got our answer in Truva Cafe & Grill. The sign (…)

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Last week we pondered what might actually be going into the old Teddy’s Florist/Grocery space—kebabs or pizza? Looks like we got our answer in Truva Cafe & Grill.

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The sign appeared on Friday. According to the awning, they’ll be serving the amorphous “Mediterranean food,” which should give nearby Shawarmania some competition. They do not have really much of an online presence apart from a generic Facebook page.

As an aside on the Frankie’s Pizza renovation, I saw people coming out with bags and bags of stuff the other night, so that process is on its way.

We’ll be curious to see what Truva has to offer the neighborhood. Hopefully there will be some real vegetarian options among the halal kebabs, and that the overall quality of the food will be good.

Truva Cafe & Grill, 22-41 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105, 718-932-6400

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.

7 Comments

Tess

Ha, you guys going to eat the bricks or the food? :-p A friend of mine is working on the construction and showed me some pics. It’s very nice inside, and the sign will be back up soon. It’s not the prettiest sign, but good restaurants spend more $$ on quality food instead, so I’m optimistic. Just look at the Kyclades sign. Nothing special.

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megc

Thanks for the update on the interior, Tess! Is it a sit down/stay awhile place or more casual? You also make a good point about spending money on the signage vs. food. I look forward to trying some tasty food there.

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Tess

Re Meg: It’s a mixture of both for the atmosphere. And I’m seeing that they finally opened yesterday. Was packed last night. Gotta check it out!

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Silvio

The sign has since come DOWN. Any idea why? It would actually look 1000x better if they just restored the original brickwork that the Teddy’s/Grocery signs had been covering all these years.

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Mari

Noticed that this morning – very strange! But I agree, the new facade was hideous. Would love it if they kept the brick.

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Stacey

I’m excited!!!! Will be passing it every day when I get off the train. Anticipate getting a lot of takeout.

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