Feb. 1, 2017 - LIC Post

A Brooklyn-based coffee chain is opening its first Queens storefront in Long Island City tomorrow.

Toby’s Estate, a local chain with four other locations throughout the city, will open its fifth cafe at 26-25 Jackson Avenue tomorrow morning, offering a variety of coffees and pastries.

The café will offer an extensive range of single-origin espressos and filter coffees, as well as cold brew coffee options. Though the food menu will be limited, it will include breakfast and brunch options such as Kossar’s bagels, and pastries and cookies from Brooklyn and New York-based bakers such as Bosie, Dough, Ovenly, The Good Batch, and Amy’s Bread.

“We are constantly looking for unique, neighborhood spaces that allow us to create special coffee experiences for our customers and this site is possibly one of our best,” co-owner Amber Jacobsen said in a statement.

The coffee chain has fully renovated the building, which used to be an artist studio and residence. The renovation included fully removing the upper floors to reveal 35-foot ceilings with exposed beams, with two brass chandeliers hanging down to light the space.

An 800-foot courtyard will open up in the spring for customers to sit outside while enjoying their coffee.

“Toby’s has created a stunningly beautiful new gathering spot where residents can meet, relax, and socialize, in a space that celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of LIC” said President of Rockrose Development Justin Elghanayan, who worked to bring Toby’s in to the neighborhood as part of its plan bring more businesses in to the Court Square area.