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Title: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: JH3525 on March 28, 2019, 01:47:05 PM
I was in the area of 78 & Roosevelt early this afternoon at 12:45 so I stopped in La Gran Via Bakery to see if they had any dark breads and they didn't.  The place had only one customer standing having coffee.  The place is quite large and not at all appealing.  They have tall tables with no chairs.  Who drinks coffee at a Bakery/Coffee shop standing up.  When I walked by yesterday at 2 PM there wasn't anyone in the place.  Its possible that they do most of their business in the evening and on weekends. 
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: JA on March 28, 2019, 05:46:03 PM
I was in the area of 78 & Roosevelt early this afternoon at 12:45 so I stopped in La Gran Via Bakery to see if they had any dark breads and they didn't.  The place had only one customer standing having coffee.  The place is quite large and not at all appealing.  They have tall tables with no chairs.  Who drinks coffee at a Bakery/Coffee shop standing up.  When I walked by yesterday at 2 PM there wasn't anyone in the place.  Its possible that they do most of their business in the evening and on weekends.

This is a branch of a Brooklyn-based Cuban bakery. They mostly do cakes and premade sandwiches and their coffee is quite good.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: jhjefe on March 28, 2019, 06:00:01 PM
Who drinks coffee at a Bakery/Coffee shop standing up.

Most of the world.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: JH3525 on March 31, 2019, 05:00:55 PM
Jhjefe:  "Most of the World".  Really?  Not a very intelligent comment. 
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: dssjh on March 31, 2019, 06:01:25 PM
have you traveled much outside the states?
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: MrPlaza on March 31, 2019, 10:49:34 PM
I can attest, it’s actually very common in other parts of the world.

I’ll say, though, didn’t LOVE the coffee here.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: Donna on April 01, 2019, 07:01:57 PM
I have been past this place and have gone in, what is their product?? Everything is basically showcases of over the top wedding decorations and such. No one in there, hardly any bakery products for such a huge place..maybe a front for something else?
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: dssjh on April 01, 2019, 09:27:16 PM
I have been past this place and have gone in, what is their product?? Everything is basically showcases of over the top wedding decorations and such. No one in there, hardly any bakery products for such a huge place..maybe a front for something else?

it's not a front. this isn't Ozone Park or Carroll Gardens in the '90s.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: Jeffsayyes on May 16, 2019, 09:37:25 PM
Went today and was reaalllllly happy with my medianoche sandwich and cortadito. Really happy. I would DEFINITELY go back for this brownie they had and other luscious treats. I think they plan to make much money from wedding and other special occasion cakes. Cortadito was 1.75, btw, I love that.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: JHMNY on May 17, 2019, 04:41:18 PM
Went today and was reaalllllly happy with my medianoche sandwich and cortadito. Really happy. I would DEFINITELY go back for this brownie they had and other luscious treats. I think they plan to make much money from wedding and other special occasion cakes. Cortadito was 1.75, btw, I love that.

I loved the cortadito. The Cubano I ordered, while tasty, was served cold.  :-\ That said, nothing my George Foreman grill couldn’t fix.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: Jeffsayyes on May 17, 2019, 06:18:42 PM
was it cold because you got takeout? Maybe they only heat it up when you eat in? I don't like the non-chairs thing at all - the tables are too low for standing
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: JHMNY on May 17, 2019, 11:38:26 PM
was it cold because you got takeout? Maybe they only heat it up when you eat in? I don't like the non-chairs thing at all - the tables are too low for standing

I ordered the sandwich to go, but I did ask them to heat it, and watched them do so. Unfortunately, it was still fridge cold when I unwrapped it at home. I placed it on the grill for a few minutes, and it was pretty good.
Title: Re: La Gran Via Bakery
Post by: JHMNY on August 29, 2019, 12:59:22 PM
I walked by La Gran Via a short while ago and noticed that they’ve added seating. The tables are tall, so they opted for stools. The last time I ate there was during the cooler weather months, and I didn’t have anywhere to place my jacket. It was much too warm inside to wear while eating, so the stools help in the seating department, in addition to offering a spot to place a jacket/coat.