Have you ever heard of a misugaru latte? The Korean drink (made with seeds, beans and grains) is just one option at Great Neck’s new Caffébene, the first branch of a South Korea-based international coffeehouse chain to open on Long Island.
Of course, you can also get a regular latte here, as well as a cappuccino, Americano or cafe mocha. You’ll also find tea, bubble tea and all manner of smoothies, as well as gelato. Food choices include waffles and honey breads available with toppings ranging from whipped cream and strawberries to garlic and cheese. Among sandwiches: Ham and egg, Asian shrimp and teriyaki chicken. Beverage prices range from $2.25 to $5.95; gelato, $3.75 to $14, sandwiches, honey breads and waffles, $4.25 to $7.95.
The corner space on South Middle Neck Road used to house a beauty salon. It's sleek and sprawling, with huge expanses of window and all kinds of seating, including at communal tables. There’s free Wi-Fi for work and study.
Caffébene is at 1 S. Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-487-4193, caffebeneusa.com.