This snug bakery-cafe takes great pride in its "famous loukoumades," deep-fried pastries that are a staple of Greek church fairs. Sometime loukoumades are shaped into balls, sometimes (as at Cafe Boulis) into dainty rings; inevitably they're soaked in syrup or honey.
Karydopita ($3) gets a similar soaking, but to different effect. The syrup settles, leaving the upper reaches of this walnut cake merely moist and the top surface almost crunchy. Even in bites without a walnut, you get a nice variety of textures.
30-15 31st Ave. (30th-31st Sts.), Astoria, Queens