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New Cafe With a Relaxing Feel in Glen Cove

Glen Cove’s Coco Moka is the newest place to get good food and even better beverages. From sandwiches to gelato , beer to hot chocolate, this new cafe has something for everyone. Located in the center of downtown Glen Cove, Coco Moka has a relaxing and modern feel that stands out from its competitors.

Their most popular item, according to Brit Hans the manager of the Glen Cove branch, is the Belgium drinking chocolate. “It’s one of the most indulgent hot chocolates you could ever have,”

Hot Chocolate Machines

Hans continued. This decadent beverage is made by mixing melted chocolate with warm milk or half and half and is often topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon. They also offer an assortment of sandwiches, from breakfast foods, like the classic egg and cheese on a bagel, to lunch sandwiches that include their own signature sandwiches as well as New York deli style sandwiches.

Coco Moka also attracts their customers by selling beers and wines at low prices that includes name brand beers like Corona and Heineken. “This is a good place to relax and enjoy good beer on a budget,” said Willie Wheeler, a local resident of Glen Cove. The cafe also appeals to families in the community with their large selection of gelatos, pastries, smoothies, and other sweets. Some of the gelato flavors they have are cookies & cream, Madagascar vanilla bean, and Dulce De Leche.

courtesy of Coco Moka Facebook page

Coco Moka’s many gelato flavors

Their biggest competition, according to Hans, is the Starbucks and Panera Bread located around the same area. With Panera Bread and Starbucks’ reputation and loyal fandom, bringing in new customers may be difficult for the new business. However, according to the reviews online, people seem to believe it will do well as it is almost a combination of the two franchises. “If

Starbucks and Panera Bread had a baby it would be named Coco Moka Café – but this baby has something to offer they don’t!” said Beth Carchman, one of the reviewers. Coco Moka also sets itself apart from the competition by offering live entertainment, such as open mic night every Thursday.

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With good food and drinks, live entertainment, and a warm environment Coco Moka has set itself up to become one of the most unique and exciting places to go to relax and have a good time in Glen Cove. For more information you can visit their website here.