This post originally took place on April 13, 2010.

Time Cafe in Astoria

Time Cafe

When I’m at home, I have a 50/50 chance of being plied with food a loving relative either cooked or brought home the moment I wake up. I appreciate this immensely, but you can also see it may or may not put a crimp in any plans I may have made. This time around, I got plied with food.

We had some mai fun (rice vermicelli) tossed with bean spouts, turnip greens, ham strips, and bits of seafood. It’s usually pretty good, but was a little dry this time around. Having had this meal at an odd time, I didn’t eat again until went out to eat for dinner.

We went to Time Cafe for dinner, a cafe-lounge just blocks away on Broadway. During the day, they serve brunch with free Wifi. At night, the front of the restaurant functions primarily as a bar and lounge area while the back is more of a group-friendly dine-in area. The lights are dimmed, the atmosphere cozy, and waiters friendly.

I definitely would not mind coming back for a quick meal close by. Suggested by another Yelper, their Cevapcici here is fantastic. Their fries are pretty tasty as well.

Time Cafe - Cevapcici and a Side of Fries


T. had some delicious sirloin steak that I stole a couple of bites of. Juicy and tender, so yummy.

Time Cafe - Sirloin Steak with Fries and Salad

Sirloin Steak

Y. had the Tilapia Francese. The fish was a bit soggy, but the mashed potatoes were great.

Time Cafe - Tilapia Francese with Mashed Potatoes

Tilapia Francese

C. had the Risotto with Mixed Seafood – it was great! Piping hot, with plenty of seafood mixed in. Delicious.

Time Cafe - Risotto with Mixed Seafood

Risotto with Mixed Seafood

A great start to April Foodie Week 2010.


Time Cafe
44-18 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11103
(718) 606-0500


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