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Communitea Edit

2 ratings
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Type Cafe
Style Modern
Serves Loose-leaf, Chai, Iced
Food Snacks, Sandwiches, Pastries, Full menu
Features Free wi-fi
Good For Meetings
Photo submitted by Jack
  • 11-18 46th Rd
  • Long Island City, New York
  • (718) 729-7708

2 Reviews

Communitea in Long Island City, New York
Sakura Sushi rated this place
and said Edit

This beloved neighborhood cafe has reopened, in a different location, for some time now. It’s way better than it was, and has become one of my favorite lunch spots. They have (as they always did) a large selection of loose-leaf teas, as well as lovely sandwiches, bowls, and pastries, all of which are fresh and delicious! They even stay open later and have started incorporating beer, wine, and special events. They also feature the work of local artists on occasion. Very happy with their reincarnation – although they are getting quite popular, so even though the space is much larger than the original, at peak times it could be a little challenging to get a table.

Communitea in Long Island City, New York
SunnyinNY rated this place
and said Edit

I wanted to rate this place better, but after my first visit, I doubt I’ll go back.

A friend & I went there & did the Tea for Two. First off, the entire staff had to come out & figure out what we were supposed to get. Duh! There was a sign on the register explaining the menu, but none of them knew about it. It’s bad when the customer has to point out your stupidity.

The meal was okay, but nothing special.
We had the avacado & hummus sandwich on black bread. It was okay, but again, nothing to really rave about.

There was a scone of the day which was a peanut butter banana flavor. When you eat out with a friend who is a pastry chef & he has to ask what the flavor is, you know it can’t be too good. And I know scones are usually a little dry, this one needed to be soaked in liquid to bite it! It wasn’t very good.

The desserts were brownies, a coffee cake with raspberry filling & fresh fruit. The fresh fruits were strawberries, blueberries & bananas….which were good. Definitely fresh. The brownie was a bit hard….like it wasn’t made fresh that morning. The coffee cake with the raspberry filling was pretty good.

As for the tea….we went with a coconut vanilla. It smelled delightful! It tasted okay. Not sure what brand or blend of tea they use, but I wouldn’t go back for another cup.

Sorry. I hate being harsh, but I thought this place was a disappointment from the start.
Doubt I’ll make it back for another shot.