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Panorama Café in Queens, New York puts the love in the coffee.

A charming, eclectic, homely neighbourhood cafe in Queens, Panorama Café has the best coffee in a part of town that isn’t that homely, literally the only café for miles to serve espresso as it’s meant to be roasted, ground and made…

Read the rest of my Yelp review here.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 9:32 am

    In my part of the world, “homely” would usually be used in the “unpleasant to look at” sense and I would favor “homey” as a description of something that was reminiscent of one’s home. Of course that could be misinterpreted as something reminiscent of Homer Simpson too….. In any case I think most people know what you mean – especially if one has had the good fortune of setting foot in the warm and fuzzy Panorama Cafe.

  2. Jan 16, 2011 1:23 am

    Homey? As in ‘Yo, my homeys, wassup?’. I am totally confused!
    You may have a point, though, Pavaka, if you do a Google translation into French for ‘homely’ one of the results is ‘sans charme.’ I wouldn’t want to hang out anywhere that was ‘sans charme’!
    From Pavitrata, who is working hard on becoming a real bricoleur! Pretentious? Moi?

  3. Jan 16, 2011 8:11 am

    Haha, then both meanings of the word stand!

    Seriously though, all spelling and grammar in this blog is English with a capital London, and no amount of “Americano’s”, or whatever it is you call your coffee over here, will convince me otherwise.

  4. Jan 16, 2011 8:47 am

    Quite right too, and not a homily in sight! On a less flippant note, I can also give a hearty bespeak for the excellent ambience of the Panorama Cafè, and the mocha I had there on my last visit was brewed to perfection. They also have great free live music from time to time. A fine Scottish singer conjured up the spirit of Caledonia ’till I was quite misty-eyed, but alas was not able to fulfil my request for one of the best songs ever written about Scotland, Lord Byron’s ‘Dark Lochnagar’. Still, a man’s a man for a’ that!

  5. Jan 16, 2011 3:40 pm

    Here’s some great free live music, excellent ambience and even a mocha (just out of picture left)—all in a single video, and all at Panorama Cafe: Pavaka Live at Panorama

  6. Apr 2, 2011 12:40 am

    In the UK we don’t have such delicious coffees… but adding a bit of whisky always helps!

  7. May 6, 2011 9:07 pm

    I am a totally coffee lover.. and yeah ” a lot can happen over a coffee .. !!” 🙂

  8. Jun 10, 2011 4:04 am

    I am from England we think of “homely” meaning warm and inviting it’s funny how things mean different things in different parts of the world.

  9. Jun 10, 2011 4:14 am

    Thank you Damien, I think you’ve just settled the argument then and there!

  10. Jul 23, 2011 8:12 am

    I am a fan of coffees and this coffee looks great, it made me want to drink some coffee, hehe. It looks really great and the picture is very artistic, it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jul 31, 2011 3:21 am

    How’s their shortblack? I’m in the same neighborhood and would love to try it out some day! Thanks for the heads up though!

  12. Jul 31, 2011 9:39 am

    I’m more of a latte or mocha sort of guy, but considering Panorama was named “Best Coffee in Queens” a while back, you should be in pretty good hands.

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