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Offline JH3525

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La Gran Via Bakery
« 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. 

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 06:00:01 PM »
Who drinks coffee at a Bakery/Coffee shop standing up.

Most of the world.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 05:00:55 PM »
Jhjefe:  "Most of the World".  Really?  Not a very intelligent comment. 

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 06:01:25 PM »
have you traveled much outside the states?

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #6 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?

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #10 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

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: La Gran Via Bakery
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 11:38:26 PM »