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Upscale cafe to open at Hunters Point South Park

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Concession area at Hunters Point South Park

Nov. 14, 2013 By Christian Murray

The owners of a popular Long Island City cafe will be opening a waterfront concession in Hunters Point South Park in January.

The new establishment will be called ‘LIC Landing by Coffeed’ and will be operated by the same eco-friendly team that owns Coffeed at 37-18 Northern Blvd.

Frank Raffaele, the chief executive of Coffeed , said the concession will be located next to the ferry terminal. It will consist of a kiosk, the space under the canopy and an adjacent deck area.

Raffaele said the café will be open 365-days of the year, from 6:30 am through 10 pm. He said he plans to cater to the breakfast and lunch crowd—as well as serve wine, beer, coffee, tea and a range of food types.

There will be a big emphasis on selling locally-grown produce, he said. For instance, some of the items will come from Brooklyn Grange, a roof-top farm located out of the same building where his existing café is.

“The park is a big draw and this [concession] will add a little extra to its attraction,” Raffaele said. “It is a high-end café concept…at a modest price.”

Raffaele said that there will be 100 seats and that there will be some waiter service under the canopy. However, most customers will buy their items directly from the kiosk.

Raffaele doesn’t seem to mind that he is opening in the chilly month of January. “Hey, we sell coffee,” he said, as he shrugged his shoulders.

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Mark E

Congrats Frank… As a LIC resident I def look forward to patronizing your new establishment.,,I’m sure I will spend some time drinking your delicious coffee while soaking up the views!! good luck!


coffeed lic still offers beer and wine…and started “pop-up” restaurants on Friday nights. Had some BBQ there last night.

LIC Low Riser

Coffeed used to sell beer and had a happy hour: I remember seeing some offering from Singlecut there, but the taps weren’t there when I went two weeks ago.


This sounds exciting. One question, will there be indoor seating for the cold windy winter days?

The summer should be a home run for this place. I can see myself seating down sipping coffee and watching my girls run around the field or going out for a beer at night (preferably kid free).

LIC Low Riser

Thanks for spreading the great news.

Coffeed is a great place, although “upscale” isn’t quite how I’d describe it. They do what they do really well: sandwiches, smoothies, baked goods, beer, and yes, coffee. I’m thrilled to learn that it’s coming here. Honestly, their house roasted coffee is second-to-none. Please sell some bags at the Hunters Point spot. It’s hard to get coffee around here that’s not roasted in Oregon or California.

P.S.: For whatever reason, the text of the post appears twice. I’m sure it’ll be fixed soon, and this part of my comment will be irrelevant.


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