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Long Island cafes with the best bakery counters

Pecan pie at Diane's Bakery Cafe in Roslyn.

Pecan pie at Diane's Bakery Cafe in Roslyn. Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

The promise of a sweet ending to your meal is there for all to see when you’re eating at a cafe with its own bakery counter.

Here are three of the most tempting:


DIANE’S BAKERY CAFE, 23 Bryant Ave., Roslyn; 516-621-2522,

Master baker Diane Margaritis and her husband, John Durkin, have a bi-level cafe attached to their bakery. From Durkin comes savory quiches, salads, wraps, sandwiches and entrees. Margaritis offers diet-busting pies, tarts, brownies, cakes and cookies.


COPENHAGEN BAKERY & CAFE, 75 Woodbine Ave., Northport; 631-754-3256,

Skilled Danish-born baker Flemming Hansen offers breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes. Order at the counter and your food will be brought out to your table. You’ll find egg dishes, French toast on house-made brioche, quiches, salads and sandwiches. Pick out anything from the pastry case for dessert.


SAN ANTONIO BAKERY, 174 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream; 516-568-0075,

At this Chilean bakery cafe adjacent to a full-fledged restaurant, you’ll want to try the completo, a Chilean hot dog topped with sauerkraut, tomato and avocado mayonnaise on a house-made bun. Also worthy are the churrasco, a sandwich of thinly sliced beef, and the lomito palta, featuring pork and avocado. For dessert: a dulce de leche-filled doughnut.


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