Logan’s Café has only been open for one year, but it already has a loyal fan base.
“The food here is excellent, and the environment is nice and comfortable,” said Irwin Hodes, 75, a daily customer. “I don’t know another place that has food as good as this.”
Dozens of diners, and several more in the summer, have flocked to the small Whitestone diner at LeHavre on the Water every day since it opened last Feb. 18, said the restaurant’s operator Logan O’Connor.
“It’s exciting,” said the 20-year-old entrepreneur from Whitestone. “I met a lot of people here and learned a lot of things about being a business person.”
O’Connor saw a notice seeking a new café concessionaire at LeHavre last November, when he was visiting his grandparents.
“I was always interested in cooking and always wanted to own my own restaurant,” he said, leaping at the chance and landing the poolside eatery.
O’Connor often finds himself jumping from behind the grill to the counter, manning all posts at the restaurant, with no fear of burning out.
“I do everything, seven days a week,” he said. “I don’t get tired. It’s fun.”
Logan’s Café is located at 168-68 9th Ave., in the LeHavre clubhouse.
To celebrate the eatery’s first milestone, O’Connor is giving out free cupcakes Tuesday.
“It’s a get-together place,” Hodes said. “We’re all happy he’s here.”