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“Great local spot for breakfast and lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Center Coffee Shop

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Center Coffee Shop
Ranked #1 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Plainview
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: tel 516-931-8144
Old Bethpage, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great local spot for breakfast and lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Great neighborhood coffee shop. I've been coming here for years mostly every Saturday morning. I see the same people every week. Small but very fresh and delicious food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Syosset
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“A real place to eat. I wish there were loads more like it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

This place is great. Food is great. Niko - the guy who does the cooking and owns the place - is a true pleasure - always says hello when we go there.
The place is a bit like Cheers - we've been going there for almost 14 years - and when we go in, you get hellos from all the waitresses and staff. The food is not fancy, but for omelets, home fries, burgers, Greek salads, and other basics, it can;t be beat.
The waitresses are "old school" waitresses - i.e they hustle and work hard. Your food will arrive super hot, and literally fresh off the griddle.
The place has gotten crowded over the years (apparently no one can keep a secret). You may have to wait a bit to be seated. If you see an open table, sit down and someone will soon trot over. It's one of those places where they ask if you want a menu (I think that's cool - that you can just go with "Uhhh...can I have some eggs, home fries, a bagel, some coffee and a vanilla milk shake for my son" and it all just comes. None of that, "We don't have that."
Orange juice is fresh squeezed. I don't drink orange juice except for when I go there.
The place is not huge - it is a traditional coffee shop - long and narrow.
Overall, the place is clean, has good food and service, and is reasonably priced.
If you like real food, and real hardworking people, you will really like this place.
Oh - say hello to Phylis if you go. All the waitresses are good, but she is the best.

  • Visited April 2013
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Plainview, NY
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“Favorite Breakfast Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

It's not fancy but the food is very good and cooked how you want it. Besides the standard omelets they will make any combination you want. Whether you order eggs over easy, medium or well they always do it right. Their home fries are really tasty. I always tell them to burn the potatoes and they do it perfectly. Have also gone occasionally for lunch and they have the usual selection of sandwiches that are tasty and well stuffed. If you're looking for a quick tasty meal this is the spot. Service is always friendly and efficient.

  • Visited August 2012
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