Top Cafes & Tea Houses in Long Island

Long Island offers a little of everything, including a decadent and diverse selection of coffee houses and cafes. Whether you need a kick of caffeine or a tasty bite to eat, you’ll find no shortage of options in this area. The hardest part may simply be narrowing down your options to the best ones. Here are some delightful picks in the area that are sure to please.

Communitea

Communitea artfully combines the vibe of a coffee house, teahouse, and cafe to create a gathering space where all feel comfortable and welcome. The menu is heavy on tea drinks with more than 60 loose-leaf teas, five distinctive Chai teas, and three signature blends, including LIC Fog, Communitea English Breakfast, and Golden Rooibos. These teas are so delicious they’re even worked into a selection of small-batch artisanal ice creams like jasmine green, chai, and lavender-earl grey.

The majority of the menu is seasonal so that you can enjoy drinks and bites appropriate to the season. Standard offerings include the house blend coffee, cappuccino, americano, and espresso. Communitea also serves beer, cider, wine, kombucha, and seasonal cocktails.

If you need a bite to eat, you’ll find an impressive selection of breakfast items ranging from halloumi-avocado toast to chai spice French toast to a hearty breakfast burrito. For lunch, you can grab a sandwich, salad, soup, or any combination thereof. Communitea also serves an inspiring mac-n-cheese that’s the mother of all comfort food with three kinds of cheese and crushed potato chips on top. So whether you want to grab a quick beverage or linger over lunch, Communitea’s cozy environment is just right.

LM Cafe

At LM Cafe, you’ll find a bustling environment that delivers an abundance of tasty delights. Start your day right with options like pancakes, French toast, omelets, oatmeal, or breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, you can enjoy a quesadilla, wrap, salad, or panini. 

It’s easy to make each sandwich your own with a choice of country white, whole wheat, or 7-grain bread and an extensive selection of extras that you can include for a small charge. However, the standard options are hardly lacking with choices like the turkey & brie complete with honey mustard and granny smith apples, or the Mexican panini featuring ham, bacon, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and chipotle sauce. 

The drink selection at LM Cafe includes coffee drinks, organic teas, hot chocolate, and freshly squeezed juices. You can also order a power-packed smoothie filled with goodness like avocado, honey, mint, granny smith apple, and milk or a blend of spinach, walnuts, strawberries, honey, and apple juice. You can even add whey protein to your smoothie for an extra boost. Though most of the menu focuses on healthy fixes, you can also indulge in pastries, pound cake, and a chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookie, proving that this cafe really does have a little of everything.

The Flour Shoppe Cafe

The motto of The Flour Shoppe Cafe is “Farm Fresh…Homemade…With Love…” which perfectly describes the dishes and hospitality at this cafe. The Flour Shoppe Cafe serves breakfast all day with a wide selection of choices. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll swoon for their specialty pancakes available in flavors like banana crumb with dulce de leche topping and cookie dough drizzled in chocolate ganache. However, if you prefer a savory start to the day, try the egg sandwiches, breakfast burrito, or inspired breakfast mac n cheese with hash browns, turkey sausage, pickled red onion, and an egg sunny side up.

For lunch, you have options like an eggplant sammie, gourmet grilled cheese, or burger. The Flour Shoppe Cafe even has a kid’s menu with favorites like a short stack, egg platter, chicken fingers, mac n cheese, or grilled cheese. Complete your meal with fresh juice, tea, coffee drinks, or soda by the bottle. If you’re a regular, you’ll notice some extras available each week as well. The specials change regularly to highlight the season’s best flavors, so there’s always something delightful to try.

51st Street Bakery and Cafe

The 51st Street Bakery and Cafe keeps a small menu that allows the cafe to deliver outstanding quality with every item. When Chef Faye Hess isn’t running the bakery and cafe, she’s teaching cooking in France’s Loire Valley or Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria. The breakfast selection includes pastries, quick breads, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt, soprasatta, and a savory frittata on a baguette. For lunch, you’ll find a rotating selection of sandwiches and salads that changes daily. 

The cafe maintains a diverse wine and beer list so you can find just the right flavor for your food. Complete your meal with a sweet treat like the lemon poppy seed cake, carrot cake, cheesecake, or chocolate cake made with Valrhona cocoa. If you can’t get enough of the treats available at 51st Street Bakery and Cafe, you can join the Supperclub and order special dinners to take home and delight your family. These typically feed a family of two to four.

Morning Rose Cafe

The Morning Rose Cafe has all the charm of a New England bed and breakfast combined with the convenience of a full menu that can cater to your exact tastes. You’ll enjoy a wide selection of intriguing and original breakfast dishes like the gnocchi breakfast bowl, bao bun breakfast, or breakfast “totchos” featuring tater tots smothered in sausage gravy, bacon, scallions, cheddar, and eggs.

You’ll also find all your breakfast favorites, including a selection of buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffles, omelets, frittatas, and benedicts. You’ll even find a creative range of French toast options, including traditional, stuffed, and fried choices. For lunch, you’ll find a little of everything from the beer-battered fish sandwich to the orange chicken to the Cuban wrap. Of course, kids are thoughtfully catered to as well with choices like Mickey or Minnie Mouse pancakes, chicken fingers, and grilled cheese.

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