Everything about this sincere, unpretentious, I'm-over-Starbucks hangout bespeaks comfort. An expansion in 2010 added a colorful window mural, but the same welcoming vibe remains intact, abetted by mix-and-match furniture, sweet service and earnest acoustic musicians. The seasonal menu is filled with finger food, desserts and brunch options, many with Mediterranean touches like a pork-loin sandwich with grilled halloumi and pickled red onions. Drinks come in fruity, caffeinated or alcoholic forms, all with a healthy twist, and tea drinkers can choose from nearly two dozen organic varieties.
Monikas Cafe Bar
|Venue name:||Monikas Cafe Bar|
32-90 36th St
|Cross street:||at 34th Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: N to Broadway|
|Price:||Average coffee $3. Cash only|