Queens Bakery

An Italian bakery opened in December in the Queens neighborhood of Sunnyside, NY, the former home of Olympica Bakery and Restaurant.

The new bakery, called Lety Bakery Cafe II, is the second store that owner Leticia Herera has established. She is selling cannolis, tiramisu, napoleons and Italian cheesecakes– all baked on the premises. Breakfast service starts at 6 a.m. and there is plenty of seating.

Herera’s other bakery is in Jackson Heights—which has received rave reviews in the six years it has been open. Spurred on by her success, she decided to open another in Woodside. “I checked the town and it didn’t have an Italian bakery,” she said.

One block west of Herera’s new bakery is La Marjolaine (50-17 Skillman Ave,) the French bakery that has been in business for 62 years. La Marjolaine owner Krim Debeh is aware of Lety Bakery and said: “Competition is good for everyone, besides everyone has a different way of baking.”

Meanwhile, Herera, said, “They’re French, we’re Italian…It’s very different.”