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The Kitchen Cafe and Bakery on 43rd Avenue Closes, ‘For Rent’ Signage Appears

The Kitchen, now closed, at 48-11 43rd Ave.

Dec. 28, 2017  By Nathaly Pesantez

The Kitchen, a brunch and bakery joint operating in Sunnyside since 2014, has closed.

The small locale at 48-11 43rd Ave., known for serving breakfast items like sandwiches, oatmeal, and parfaits, along with lunch and dinner options like salads and pasta, now dons a “for rent” banner under its awning.

White Cake Bakery, former name of the now closed eatery.

The site was called White Cake Bakery when it initially opened by two long-time Sunnyside residents, Yoon Chun and Roberto Ramos, years ago, and had a similar menu of breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, and cafe staples.

The eatery underwent a name change in late 2015.

Calls to the locale at the listed number were unsuccessful.

23 Comments

S

This place had terrible service for a few years (never bad enough that I stopped going), and it had really improved in 2017. They had the best breakfast sandwich in town. Sorry to see them go.




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Anonymous

The food was good, the owner (Yoon) was a jerk. He barely greeted his guestsNd always has an attitude. Their customer service was really bad. Here’s a tip, don’t be in the service business if you don’t want to deal with people.




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kea

They had excellent food. But I never felt welcomed there – like I wasn’t the young, hip clientele they wanted.




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Gastro

I think the owner was generally not friendly to anyone. There used to be two owners who were cold. Then just one. Customers seemed to be an inconvenience.




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rtfmidtown

sorry to hear.. did a great breakfast and the coffee was awesome.. support the small business owner.. starbucks must go..!




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Sunnyside Loves Me Long Time

Another small business goes out because of astronomical rent. Still sticking with the “Sunnyside is the new Williamsburg” nonsense B.I.D ?




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Billy

Sunnyside will never be “the new Williamsburg”, for one Sunnyside never had the dramatic down turn Williamsburg suffered.




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Marge

What? Where in the article did it say it was due to rent cost? It sounds like bad business and feuding owners from the comments.




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Ernie

I loved the kitchen cookie. I would literally wake up on Saturdays and Sundays thinking about them….and make my way there by the afternoon to buy one and eat it while I strolled around the neighborhood — although sometimes they were sold out by the time my lazy self got there!! PLEASE open back up.




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David

I am very shocked. They seemed to be a big hit.. although location was not the greatest. I loved the food.it was unique and delicious.. not like the boring diners I always avoided ( and continue to) I for one am very saddened by this news…😥




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David

I stopped going there because of the bad service. I’d stand at the counter for ten minutes waiting for someone to notice me. At the least say “be right with you.” But nope.




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Master of the Obvious

Service really went down hill over the past few months. It’s a shame because their BLEAT sandwich was on point.




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Billy

After Steins deli closed after being in business for many years, nothing seems to be able to survive in that location. What a shame.




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