Claudette, for the best coffee in Rockaway


Macchiato, by Yarden

photo(1)There is no shortage of donut shop coffee in Rockaway, if that dishwater blend suits your taste. But if you prefer a richer serving of java, look no further than Cuisine by Claudette on Beach 116th Street.

A long-time resident of Rockaway, and well known for her cooking classes, Claudette Flatow opened her shop in 2012 serving homemade take out food. A self-described “citizen of the world,” Claudette’s artisanal cooking reflects her Moroccan and French roots. Now the shop serves what is Rockaway’s best gourmet coffee.

Macchiato, by Yarden

Macchiato, by Yarden

The coffee bar is the brainchild of Claudette’s son Yarden. Recognizing that Rockaway lacked a quality coffee shop, Yarden sought out Brooklyn based Oslo Coffee Roasters. Founded in Williamsburg 10 years ago, Oslo is known for roasting all of their coffee beans locally. They also provided the staff with professional barista training.

So the next time someone says “if only we had a Starbucks in Rockaway,” head over to Claudette’s, where Yarden will serve a latte or cappuccino on par with Why Not or Stumptown.

Cuisine by Claudette
143 Beach 116th Street
Rockaway Park, NY
718 945 5511