Fatty’s Café

Photograph: Sean Ellingson
Astoria

Fernando Peña knows the way to a woman’s heart; his family’s Dominican cuisine won over girlfriend Suzanne Furboter, who then persuaded him to start a Latin-inspired restaurant with her. The result is hip Fatty’s Café, serving jalapeño turkey burgers, grilled cheese, creative takes on pressed Cuban sandwiches and one of the best mojitos around. Furboter and Peña serve as waitress and bartender, respectively, and treat each customer like family. On weekends, they offer a stellar brunch. Stick around after the kitchen closes; Fatty’s becomes a relaxed neighborhood bar.

Venue name: Fatty’s Café
Contact:
Address: 25-01 Ditmars Blvd
Queens
11105-31
Cross street: at Crescent St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 2–11pm; Fri 2pm–midnight; Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: N, W to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd
Price: Average main course: $10. Cash only
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