They’ll be having a soft opening tomorrow – with a bigger grand opening coming some time around Valentine’s day.
We talked to Christina Canon, who along with her mother Dina Kowalczyk, brought Locus to life. “My mom always loved making crepes,” Christina tells us, “So we wanted to open up a place that she could make lots of them!” This isn’t their first foray into the cafe world – they used to own a cafe together in California, before moving to Astoria a decade ago.
Another unique aspect of Locus? Literally all the furniture has been made by hand by Dina. This mother daughter duo has some serious skills – whether it’s cooking, or DIY furniture.
The menu at Locus is pretty eclectic – they’ve got crepes like we mentioned, but lots more. Here’s a preview:
Raspberry flavored syrup, Ghirardelli white chocolate
Raspberry flavored syrup, Ghirardelli chocolate
Ghirardelli chocolate, banana syrup
Ghirardelli white chocolate, caramel drizzle
Chai Tea, steamed milk, espresso
…and for anything you don’t see here.. just ask! 🙂
Vanilla or mixed spices
Fruit & vegetable
~FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIES~
Be master of your universe by creating your own 🙂
Spinach, basil, goat cheese
Smoked Alaskan salmon, red onion relish, herb cream cheese
Chicken breast, avocado, tomato, tahini sauce
Chicken breast, sun-dried tomato, pesto, shaved Asiago
THE NEW YORKER
Pastrami, Swiss, horseradish spread
Canadian bacon, mozzarella, hard boiled egg, hollandaise sauce
Orange Grand Marnier, topped with almond whip
Powder sugar, cinnamon, Chai maple, Chai butter
SWEET N’ SOUR
Powder sugar and lemon
Marshmallows, Nutella, banana
Strawberry, banana, Nutella
Brandied apples, cinnamon, salted caramel
We’re definitely excited about the new spot – and can’t wait to stop by.
23-14 Ditmars Boulevard