Located in a quaint corner location on Greenpoint Avenue and 45th Street, Avenue Coffee has been under the ownership of Gary Meng for the last two years. In July of 2012, Gary bought the business from the previous owner and has made a dedicated effort to ramp up the quality of his products and operations ever since. “We’ve got great bubble tea,” he tells us, “but we’re really known for our coffee.” Iced coffee is a best-seller this time a year, and it comes in three sizes at Avenue Coffee, ranging from $2-$3 per cup – frankly, a pretty great deal!
Originally from China, Gary has lived in Queens for the past 20 years and especially loves Sunnyside. “It’s such a good neighborhood and people are very nice here,” he told us. Like many local business owners we’ve spoken with, he has seen an increase in young people in the neighborhood recently. He reports that so far this summer has also brought an increase in tourists to the neighborhood, and he welcomes them to the neighborhood with coffee, sandwiches and pastries, many of which are baked in house.
Avenue Coffee is open seven days a week, from 7am to 7pm. They’re laptop-friendly, with free wifi for customers. Tell Gary we said hello!
Avenue Coffee | 45-01 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NYC | (718) 786-5030