I feel a little guilty saying this, but Ridgewood, Queens is where it's at. Friends keep moving there, new restaurants are opening up, and most of the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant, yet obviously urban. Is Ridgewood our city's latest candidate for rapid over-development? Perhaps, but the POINT of this post is not socio-political; rather, it's to celebrate our newest partner in Queens, the Cypress Inn Cafe.
This little corner cafe is a gem. It hits all the right notes: great coffee, tasty bites, mellow yet convivial vibe, and superb customer service from the owner, Ridgewood-native Vincent Signorelli. (That's his mother pictured above our granola on their pantry goods shelf.) Cypress Inn will be pure perfection once their liquor license comes through! If you're in the neighborhood, look for the decades-old "Cypress Inn Bar" sign that still hangs on the corner of Stanhope and Cypress and have a granola and yogurt parfait courtesy Granola Lab and the Cypress Inn Cafe.