We are happy to welcome the new coffee shop The Avenue Café NYC to Jamaica Avenue! The coffee shop is located inside Jamaica Market (90-40 160th Street). They have all that you need from Stumptown Coffee, teas and fresh pastries including the Nutella Dream Cruffin and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breaktarts. We caught up with the owner Stephen Kanhai to speak to him about his new place:
Tell us what made you want to open The Avenue Café NYC?
I grew up and currently live in Jamaica, Queens. I truly believe in the concept of “Bloom where you are planted.” I really love cafes where it’s not just another business in the community, it actually becomes part of the fabric of the community. Community is important to me!
Is Avenue Café NYC a family business?
The Cafe is a family business. My wife and I have been dreaming of opening one for years!
What’s a little-known fact about yourself?
I love farming and growing produce.
What’s your favorite business on Jamaica Avenue?
Two businesses come to mind. Alexis Caribbean (In Unique Food Court) and Jamaican Flavors.
What business would you want to see on Jamaica Avenue?
I would love to see a sporting good store or a bookstore!
How can people help or learn more about your business?
People can help by becoming customers and trying our delicious offerings! You can learn more about our business on social media. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theavenuecafenyc!
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