New Food: An Italian Cafe & A Greek Restaurant

Two new eateries have opened on the Upper East Side.

Poppi, an Italian cafe, has opened its doors at 20 East 69th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues. The new cafe “offers sweet treats including their signature hot chocolate, vanilla cream or raspberry bombolini, and a selection of Synful cookies and bars,” writes @madisonavebid. Products are sourced directly from Tuscany, and reviews are positive so far — with early patrons giving praise to Poppi’s friendly owner, charcuterie, coffee and more. The new spot has indoor and outdoor seating and also serves a variety of croissants and Italian sodas. Poppi is open Monday-Saturday from 7am-5pm and Sunday from 8am-5pm. To learn more, visit poppi.nyc or follow @poppi_cafe_nyc on Instagram.

Ya Souvlaki, a new Greek restaurant, recently opened its doors at 1568 Third Avenue at 88th Street. Popular items, according to Grubhub, including its Tzatziki Dip, Chicken Souvlaki Gyro and Chicken Gyro (both of which come with French fries). Some additional menu items include a char grilled octopus appetizer, fried meatballs, salads, dips and shish kebabs (including swordfish and salmon skewers). The menu can be viewed on Grubhub. Early reviews are positive for Ya Souvlaki as well — for both the quality of the food and large portion sizes for reasonable prices. View Ya Souvlaki’s reviews here.
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