Flour Shoppe Cafe joins Bay Shore’s Main Street and brunch scene


The Flour Shoppe Cafe of Rockville Centre, known for its brunch selection, locally roasted coffee, and artisan pastries, just launched its second Long Island location, this time in the old Pico Tequila Grill space at 19 West Main Street in Bay Shore.

Ali Anzalone, the Flour Shoppe Cafe’s general manager, said the community has already shown overwhelming support for the business.

“Every single business owner on this block has either stopped in or sent a post about us,” Anzalone said. “It’s just a nice community. Everyone who comes in says ‘Hi’ and introduces themselves.”

Flour Shoppe Cafe’s menu is split up into various breakfast and lunch categories: pancakes, omelets, egg sammies, burgers, a mac n’ cheese bar, and other miscellaneous options.

Some Flour Shoppe favorites include their gourmet grilled cheese, chicken pot pie and the Flour Shoppe chicken salad sandwich. And now the Bay Shore community will be able to try the “Bay Shore Bar-B,” which is the cafe’s spin on a barbecue chicken sandwich.

Just like at their Rockville Centre spot, Anzalone said the Bay Shore team plans to host night events, which will include tastings, cooking classes and birthday parties.

With its rustic vibe, homey feel, and adorable décor, the new restaurant beckons customers of all ages to come in to try its farm-to-table dishes, scratch-baked goods, and assortment of espresso-based drinks.

Anzalone added that the restaurant also participates in community giveback initiatives, such as monthly cookie drives and discounted food offerings through the platform Too Good To Go.

“We try to create a family atmosphere so people feel comfortable coming in,” Anzalone said. “I’ve been working in the restaurant industry for quite a bit now, and one of the nicest things is everyone loves coming to work. It’s a great experience.”

The Flour Shoppe Cafe is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please scroll down to view photos of the new cafe.

Top photo: The team at Flour Shoppe Cafe in Bay Shore. (All photos by Ana Borruto)