Restaurant Review: Matto Espresso

Details: Located at 114 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016. Official site is http://www.matto.com/

The main sell of Matto is that everything here costs two dollars before tax. Everything. Coffee, baked goods, etc. The location I went to was nice, though there’s no place to sit. I tried a feta cheese filled pastry that I can’t remember the name of and a whole wheat croissant sandwich with egg and other stuff in it. Both were okay.

You need to keep in mind that every product is sized to the price of two dollars. For example, they have bagels with smoked salmon, but they’re tiny. Also, I came by around eleven and you could taste that the food had sat there for a while. It made me a little sick.

Overall, this place is fine for some cheap breakfast. I think I prefer one of the many breakfast food carts around the city over Matto though.

Score: 6.8/10

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Restaurant Review: Dunwell Donuts

Details: Located at 102 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009. Official site is https://www.dunwelldoughnuts.com/

A decent place for vegan donuts. I had an orange creamsicle. Each donut is about $2.50. The donut was fine, which I guess is pretty good for a vegan donut. My resident vegan friend said these donuts were much better than Cinnamon Snail donuts. They also have ice cream, though I’m not sure if it’s vegan or not.

Score: 6.5/10

Bakery Review: Mugi

Details: Located at 43-65 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355. A claimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/mugi-flushing

Score: 5.5/10

Mugi is the latest Asian bakery franchise that has arrived in Flushing. They got a couple of locations around New York City. Their food made me sick once.

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Restaurant Review: Qing Dao Restaurant

Details: Located at 40-46 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355. An unclaimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/qing-dao-restaurant-flushing

Score: 4.6/10

Qing Dao Restaurant is a shady looking Chinese restaurant with dirty, dimly lit seating area in the back and a display area in the front where they sell baked goods.

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Bakery Review: Breads Bakery

Details: Located at 1890 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. Official site is https://www.breadsbakery.com/lincoln-center

Breads Bakery is a small bakery serving quality baked goods as well as some sandwiches.

I had a Marzipan cookie and a mini pumpkin pie (since I came by around Thanksgiving). They cost $3.50 and $4.25 respectively. The cookie was great, the pie was just okay.

Service was noticeably nice. There are a few tables to sit at if you want to sit.

Score: 6.8/10