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Sugar & Joe Closes

By Brendan McKenna

Sugar & Joe, a popular spot for weekend brunch, closed its doors at the end of January.

The coffee shop and restaurant, located at 42-20 Greenpoint Avenue (across from Thomas Noonan Park), opened in September 2008.  At the time of opening, the Shauna Eats Sunnyside blog wondered if this particular stretch of Greenpoint was just too desolate to attract enough customers.  For awhile, this appeared to be the case, as the business often appeared too quiet to stay open.  However, in recent months, seats were filled, even during the workday, which makes its closure seem all the more sudden.

The closure sign notes, “we would like to thank you for all your support and if you would like to hear of our future plans please contact us.”

Many of us will miss the quality, homemade baked goods, and stellar lunch items (the soup was near perfect) – an update will be posted once we hear back from the owner.  Let’s hope the owner finds another (and better) location in Sunnyside.

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This place was such a welcome addition to Sunnyside especially on Greenpoint Avenue. Hope they open again in another location!


Sunnyside south of Queens Blvd. gets so little love and attention 🙁 I was thrilled that Sugar & Joe was situated where it was on Greenpoint and that Skillman wasn’t the only desirable destination for cozy dining and brunching. I hope that S&J, if it reopens, will still consider the ‘other side’ of Sunnyside as a potential home. I loved going there, and I stick out my bottom lip everytime I see its shut doors on my way to Foodtown. Come back, S&J.


daca romanos at skillman and 46th has closed also,and i’m thinking that would be the perfect location for sugar and joes grand reopening,especially since i’m right around the’s arguably one of the nicest blocks in sunnyside,and would be even nicer with a place like that around.


I agree, its a shame to see such great small businesses close. Hope they find a new place, maybe El Triangolo’s old spot???


this is the type of business that Sunnyside needs more of, unfort that stretch of Greenpoint is too quiet, as the poster mentioned, to support a business that relies on heavy foot traffic.


This restaurant needs to reopen in a better location in Sunnyside (like on Skillman?). It was too good to let it go!! Come back Sugar & Joe, come back!!!!!


Sunnyside loses another great small business.

First the Grind, then Nourish, now this. Meanwhile those assholes on Wall Street have lined pockets.


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