QUEENS — A new coffee shop serving crepes and Vietnamese sandwiches amid an artsy decor just joined the ever-expanding Forest Hills dining scene.
Pink Forest opened over the weekend at 72-01 Austin St., replacing a jewelry store that closed several months ago.
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The shop offers several kinds of coffee, including lattes, cortados and mochas, as well as various teas, hot chocolates and bubble teas, with prices ranging from $2 to $5.
The menu also includes breakfast and lunch items, such as bagels and croissants, as well as traditional Chinese crepes jian bing ($5.50) and Vietnamese sandwiches banh mi ($7.50 to $9.50).
Pink Forest also features an art corner with paints and brushes.
Patrons will be able to use the provided art supplies for a small fee and paint while sipping a cup of coffee, said Sergio Gomez, one of the owners.
“The idea really is to encourage the ability to sit down and just let your mind go free,” Gomez said.
He also added that since the store opened several days ago, numerous patrons suggested organizing painting events at the coffee shop, a concept which he and other owners are open to, he said.