Alpha Donuts

Finally visited one of Sunnyside’s longest-lasting establishments: Alpha Donuts on Queens blvd south near 46th street. It’s a small breakfast-oriented diner that serves much more than just donuts. The interior decor seems to be stuck in a distant past, and was part of the reason it was chosen for a scene in the upcoming Robert De Niro film “Another Night”, which is set in the late 80s.

Alpha Donuts

Alpha Donuts

I can see my own reflection in the door! Inside, there is room for maybe about a dozen or so people, and everyone technically sits at the same “table”, which is a counter that winds its way around the kitchen and serving area. The menu consists mostly of egg-based breakfast dishes, as well as a large selection of sandwiches and triple deckers.

Coffee

Coffee

Your standard black coffee, with refills, served in this quaint mug.

Mushroom omellete

Mushroom omellete

For under $6, you can order a variety of different omelets, including this surprisingly large mushroom omelet. Each comes with a side of potatoes and buttered toast. It’s not the best omelete I ever had, but it’s definitely very good, and for the price and size it’s an awesome brunch option.

Eggs sunnyside up with bacon

Eggs sunnyside up with bacon

Equally inexpensive, this generous plate of two eggs, bacon, and potatoes definitely delivered. The eggs were cooked perfectly. One thing to note is that most of the dishes do come with bacon.

Cash register

Cash register

This classic (and functional) cash register is one of many items that make Alpha Donuts harken to the olden days. As a side note, notice how few donuts there actually are in the bins in the back. Maybe it’s because it was mid-day, and they only stock up in the morning? Not sure.

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2 responses to “Alpha Donuts

  1. Not a great donut place, but there’s no place in Queens better for some late night diner food! YAAAAY Alpha!

  2. Yep, I think they run out of donuts by late morning. I’ve eaten the food and donuts here and they weren’t anything special, with the exception of the glazed donuts, which are the best donuts I’ve ever had. So good that I have bought them as gifts for lots of people.

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