Astoria, Restaurants
Dec 01, 2014

UPDATE: Piatsa Souvlaki, Not BARCODE, Opening in Old Frank’s Bakery Space

We’ve learned that the new business opening up in the old Frank’s Bakery space—which closed last spring after 50 years in business—is not going to be called BARCODE, but Piatsa (…)

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We’ve learned that the new business opening up in the old Frank’s Bakery space—which closed last spring after 50 years in business—is not going to be called BARCODE, but Piatsa Souvlaki. They’ve got a website up with their menu and “our story” page:

From the people who brought you drama, democracy, and alarm clocks, we now present the simple perfection of Greek Food – Piatsa Souvlaki. We are the new take on classic Greek food brings you fresh flavors like you’ve never tasted.

The space is exceptionally long, going all the way to the back of the space; this back part no doubt was the part of Frank’s where they baked everything. From the look-see we got through the window, it looks like a pretty casual place. The grill is up front on the left. It’s very open and I do wonder if that will make the place a bit on the warm side during our sticky hot and humid summers.

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Here’s the back, which is mostly seating.

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Their menu includes, of course, souvlaki, but also salads, sandwiches, spreads, and a couple of burgers. They’ve got some stiff competition on 30th Ave being so close to Pita Pan and the other various Greek cafes on that part of 30th Avenue. But that doesn’t douse our curiosity and we’ll definitely be stopping by to try the food.

Their hours will be Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. With hours like that, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a coffee options as well as brunch.

Piatsa Souvlaki, 36-02 30th Ave Astoria, NY 11102, 718-321-9375

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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