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Gossip Coffee, 60 Beans and Astoria's rising coffeeshop scene

Caffeine is all over Queens!

Astoria, specifically, is getting its trendy caffeine fix with a slew of new coffeeshops opening in the neighborhood.

Perhaps most indicative to the area's Brooklynization is the plethora of laptops and cold brew at institutions popping up from Broadway to Ditmars Boulevard.

For both neighbors and destination free Wifi seekers, Astoria is becoming a coffeeshop hotspot. Check out some of our new favorites!

Gossip Coffee

Newest to Astoria's rising coffee shop scene is
Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ

Newest to Astoria's rising coffee shop scene is Gossip Coffee, which opened July 2015. Here, MasterChef Francis Legge serves up his signature Guinness Prosciutto doughnuts ($4.50) made in-house daily along with a plethora of creative flavors -- think chocolate key lime pie and tiramisu rice pudding. Homemade rice pudding also comes in four sizes, and several unique flavors. A rotating selection of cold brew coffee ($3.75) is available on tap as well as 10 flavors of iced tea ($4-6) on draft. The narrow coffee shop has plenty of cozy armchairs, shareable tables and a private backyard garden.

Where: 37-04 30th Ave.

When: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Wifi: Free!

60 Beans

New to the Astoria coffee scene in August

New to the Astoria coffee scene in August 2014, this year-old café is set up like a bar with mini living rooms, perfect for camping out with a laptop or holding a cozy meet up. In the summer, outside tables dot the sidewalk where guests can enjoy cold brew or ice tea on draft. In winter, warm up near the fireplace and feast on a Dough doughnut. Wine and beer are also served here, making it a nice evening hangout.

Where: 36-02 Ditmars Blvd

When: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wifi: Free!

OK Cafe

Also year-old on the Astoria coffeeshop scene is
Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ

Also year-old on the Astoria coffeeshop scene is OK Cafe. Run by husband and wife team Predrag and Giselle Grncarski, the small cafe serves Counter Culture coffee with organic milk as well as a slew of more creative menu items like the caffeinated Magic 8 cold brew and cold brew ice pop as well as a sweet matcha latte. Right off the N, Q train, this is a nice, quick spot to stop before or after a commute!

Where: 22-04 33rd St.

When:Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wifi: Free for 1 hour

Astoria Coffee

Owned by Astoria couple Dennis Lee and Liz
Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ

Owned by Astoria couple Dennis Lee and Liz Wick, Astoria Coffee serves high quality, small batch coffee beans in a modern space. High communal tables are often decorated with patrons on laptops, sipping macchiatos and listening to the cafe's piped in classical music. $2 brewed coffees also come with $1 refills, making a day of lounging in the well-lit shop with a good book pretty easy.

Where: 30-04 30th St.

When: Mon.- Fri. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. - Sun 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wifi: 1 hour free

Kinship Coffee

A little over a year old, Kinship Coffee
Photo Credit: INSTAGRAM/kinshipcoffee

A little over a year old, Kinship Coffee serves up international single origin coffee in a small, light-filled shop. A round communal tables and bar-like side seating make fore easily individualized spaces for working or quietly socializing. Dough doughnuts are also an enticing reason to visit.

Where: 30-5 Steinway St.

When: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wifi: Free!

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