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