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‘The Mill’ on 11th Street opens

The Mill during construction (QueensPost)

Aug. 3, 2014 By Michael Florio

A new café/bakery opened this week in Long Island City.

The Mill, located at 44-16 11th Street, opened Tuesday serving a broad coffee menu and a wide variety of organic and vegan-baked goods from local businesses such as Jack’s Stir Brew and Amy’s Bread.

The cafés menu features Espresso for $2.75, cappuccino for $3.50, drip for $2.50, pour over for $3.75 and 12 ounce bags of its own ground coffee for $12–in addition to donuts, bread, brownies, sticky buns and scones for $3.50 and organic muffins for $4.25.

Business has been brisk, according to co-owner Nina Brian, who owns the cafe with her husband Chip Brian and his business partner, Mike Daddio.

“We have had a good turnout,” she said. “We have had a lot of interest from local residents as well as those visiting LIC.”

The owners said that they have handed out fliers, which has gained the attention of local business and residents.

The Mill, is about 600 square feet in size, and can seat about 8 people. However, there are plans to put a bench in front of the café.

The interior features reclaimed materials from projects that he has designed for clients—and includes pieces from Bespoke Millwork, a company he owns that has a factory in Long Island City.

The cafe is open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm (Mon.-Friday) and 7 am to 5 pm on weekends.

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I went there yesterday. It cost $9.40 for a small iced latte and a small, mediocre tasting muffin (the kind you can get at any deli across NYC)!! I can get an iced latte and an amazing, huge, scone thats baked on premises at Sweetleaf for $7.50. Until they lower their prices and offer me a more interesting selection of baked goods, I will continue to go to Sweetleaf.


Address is 44-61 11th Street (diagonally across from John Brown Smokehouse). Best coffee and service I’ve had in a long time! The cappuccino, pour-over coffee and apple cider donuts are must-try’s.

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They ought to put signage visible along both sides of Murray park to catch the commuters.


hi— you did not read the entire article —it’s right there in black and white read!!!!


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