Outside the big city but not too far away either is the charming little village (suburb) of Garden City on Long Island in New York, USA. With a strong suburban feel, this village has a friendly neighbourhood vibe with plenty of local businesses and eateries around. The village boasts beautiful houses, lots of greenery, and easy travelling distance to New York City. While chain coffee shops have several outlets here, local cafes make their presence felt too. From French bakeries to homestyle diners to Portuguese waffle shops, there is an amazing array of cafes here. And we’ve got the best ones shortlisted for you. So, come and take a look at the best cafes you must try in Garden City, New York.
1. Garden City Coffee Shop
More than 70 years old and still running strong is Garden City Coffee Shop in Garden City, New York. In the cosy indoor seating area or lovely outdoor seating in warm weather, guests can tuck into yummy breakfast specials, coffees, sandwiches, wraps, juices, and more. The pancakes are much loved by regular patrons as are the various omelettes. The Two Eggs Any Style breakfast special also seems to be a hit with customers. Bagels, cereals, toast, and muffins are also available here.
Garden City Coffee Shop
Address: 653 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY
Website: Garden City Coffee Shop
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 3:30pm; Sat: 6am - 3pm (closed on Sun)
2. My Three Sons Bagel Cafe
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Serving breakfast, lunch, drinks, and coffee in Garden City and at various other locations in New York is My Three Sons Bagel Cafe. Chow down on your morning must-haves in the casual indoor seating area or the lovely outdoor seating of the cafe. Specialising in hand-rolled bagels, the cafe serves them plain or with a wide variety of homemade cream cheese and salad spreads. Sandwiches and wraps, omelettes, and coffee are other popular items to try here.
My Three Sons Bagel Cafe
Address: 974 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY
Website: My Three Sons Bagel Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 6am - 3pm
3. The French Workshop
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast at this chic and upscale bakery that is inspired by France. At The French Workshop, you will be spoilt for choice between mouthwatering dessert creations and amazing coffee. Order the cheese or butter croissant and one of the many fruit tarts with a side of fabulous drip or cold-brew coffee. The sandwiches served here are also good options to try.
The French Workshop
Address: 191 7th St, Garden City, NY
Website: The French Workshop
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 9pm; Fri: 7am - 11pm; Sat: 8am - 11pm; Sun: 8am - 9pm
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4. Food For Thought
Food For Thought is a healthy food cafe serving freshly prepared meals from the best-quality ingredients. There is plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too, which is perfect if you’re trying to cut down on meat or have said goodbye to eating animal flesh entirely. Enjoy your meal in the spacious indoor dining area or the beautiful outdoor seating area of the cafe. Invite a good friend to join you, and have warm conversations over delicious food. Must-try items here are açaí bowls, smoothies, and the create-your-own-salad option.
Food For Thought
Address: 154 7th St, Garden City, NY
Website: Food For Thought
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 8pm; Sat: 7am - 7pm; Sun: 7am - 5pm
5. Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery
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In the quirky and colourful dining room of Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery, guests can tuck into delicious cafe-style grub while admiring amazing visual art. The cafe sometimes also has live music. Made from fresh ingredients, some of the most popular items to try here are various paninis, the veggie medley wrap, the Starving Artist Burger, etc. Pots of tea in a variety of flavours and amazing coffees, soft drinks, and other beverages are also available.
Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery
Address: 1045 Tulip Ave, Franklin Square, NY
Website: Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
6. Urban Brew Co
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In the cosy and contemporary interiors of Urban Brew Co, you can enjoy a delicious range of offerings every day. This small coffee shop has everything from morning tea or coffee and pastry, midmorning snacks, to yummy lunchtime sandwiches and beverages. The inviting atmosphere of the cafe is perfect for sampling its cakes, croissants, mini sandwiches, or espresso. Visit with family or friends for an even livelier dining experience.
Urban Brew Co
Address: 196 2nd St, Mineola, NY
Website: Urban Brew Co
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm (closed on Sat - Sun)
7. Costa Nova Waffle
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Serving the fine waffles of Costa Nova in Portugal near Garden City in New York is Costa Nova Waffle. The cafe’s signature waffles are thin and flat, served soft or crispy with your choice of fillings. Popular fillings are Nutella topped with bananas, marshmallows, or strawberries. Pairing perfectly with these waffles are fine Portuguese coffees or fragrant teas. Snack on these unique waffles either in the cheerful interiors of the cafe or take them to-go—and remember to bring some for family or friends waiting back at the hotel room!
Costa Nova Waffle
Address: 211 2nd St, Mineola, NY
Website: Costa Nova Waffle
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 9am - 9pm; Thu: 9am 10pm; Fri: 9am - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 3pm - 9pm
8. Stella's Cafe
Stella’s Cafe is a casual eatery in Hempstead near Garden City in New York. In its diner-style interiors, the cafe offers classic breakfast favourites like homestyle eggs, fries, bacon, cheese, and pancakes, alongside a variety of sandwiches, muffins, croissants, salads, sides, and more. Coffee, tea, juices, shakes, and other beverages are also available here. Stop by this place for a quick brunch before heading out to start your adventures.
Address: 216 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, NY
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7:30am - 4:30pm; Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm
9. Fresco Creperie & Cafe
The laid-back and local Fresco Creperie & Cafe is a French-style cafe well-known for its variety of crepes and coffees. Regulars at this cafe love the sweet and savoury crepes, especially items like the Apple & Brie Crepe, Banana Nutella Crepe, Spinach & Goat Cheese Crepe, etc. The cappuccino is also very popular. The cafe serves salads, soups, and other beverages as well.
Fresco Creperie & Cafe
Address: 72 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY
Website: Fresco Creperie & Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri: 12pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm
10. Villagers Perk
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With a welcoming interior, Villagers Perk invites patrons to walk in and sample a bite of its freshest food and a sip of its best beverage. The place has a variety of baked goods on offer, like cakes, innovative donut flavours, brownies, cookies, etc. It also has scrumptious sandwiches that are filling and tasty. The açaí bowls are very well-liked too.
Address: 43 Covert Ave, Floral Park, NY
Website: Villagers Perk
Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 8am - 5pm; Thu - Sun: 8am - 6pm (closed on Mon)
Experience the cafe culture of Garden City
Close to the big city yet removed from its mad hustle, Garden City in New York has a friendly neighbourhood vibe that is reflected in its restaurants and cafes. Many local cafes do a thriving business here and are worth checking if you are in the vicinity. And when you are here, remember to arm yourself with our list of the best cafes you must try in Garden City, New York.
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