Astoria, Queens, boasts an ethnically diverse community, which is also reflected in its wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. Here are the best cafés where customers can try original drinks and homemade pastries.
Asian influences abound at Tea Plus Cafe, where visitors can sip on Matchapressos (that’s part matcha and part espresso) alongside homemade green tea mille crêpes. There’s also a cozy space with plush armchairs—an ideal place to have a good conversation or to finish work.
Find a taste of New York (and plenty of Astoria locals waiting in line) at Madame Sou Sou. Here, donuts and cookies come courtesy of Doughnut Plant and Sarabeth’s, respectively, while coffee drinks are prepared by Sou Sou’s friendly owners and staff.
Bring your Williamsburg-based friends to this Astoria coffee shop, where hipsters will feel right at home amongst Kinship Coffee Cooperative’s photo-adorned walls and laptop-packing patrons. The simple coffee drinks here fuel countless conversations on the Williamsburg-versus-Astoria debate and are a point in favor of the latter.
In New York City’s Greek capital, even something as simple as coffee and a pastry can be executed with Mediterranean flair. Family-owned Cafe Boulis serves Greek and locally roasted coffee alongside homemade loukoumades (honey-filled fried dough with a choice of toppings), traditional spinach pie, and more authentic Greek grub.
The all-American classics at Martha’s Country Bakery were made to be enjoyed with coffee. Red velvet layer cakes, sour cream apple pie, and vanilla cupcakes pair perfectly with an equally traditional beverage menu featuring American coffee and espresso drinks.
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.