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Cafe 28

245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
+1 212-686-7300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bagels” (9 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner works near this area, so we'd always meet up here and enjoy a delicious lunch. The buffet style accommodates my healthy diet, and because of the abundance in selection, it is difficult to get bored of the food. The prices are also reasonable,...More

Thank kiyeran
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was dazzled by the array of food available here. From Chinese, to fresh fruits, from soup to nuts this place has everything available by the pound. It's a HUGE buffet that has tons on it. Buffets can never be great.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here to get a drink whilst waiting for an attraction to open (I won't say which as it will ruin my innocent image). My wife almost passed out from the food choice. We came back for lunch and I have to say...More

1  Thank James_and_Julia
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is not a fancy place by any means. It is for locals. They have a salad bar, a hot bar, a juice bar, a sushi bar, and a line for take out orders. But they also have tables upstairs where you can bring your...More

1  Thank nonobanana
Reviewed 12 April 2017

all kinds of food, hot bar and cold, sandwich and what ever you want and its open late. We ate there 3 times and food was always good and friendly staff. You can eat cheap or expensive depends what you get

Thank dancoasterman
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Not a lot of choices on 5th Ave. This is a pretty typical eat-in deli but with some Asian entrees. My wallet was either lost/stolen here. So take more precautions than I did - keep it close!

Thank cootmom
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Having travelled from UK to US the day before, and having awoken at 4.00am, with a hunger that was intolerable, I found this place via TA Near me Know. What a find!! Open 24 hours in the Nomad district, this place is great!! Amazing choice...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and i were on our way to the station on 28th street. Our hotel on 31st serves breakfast but expensive to buy every day. We saw cafe 28 and had a look inside You are spoilt for choice. Fresh fruit in abundance bagels...More

Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We used this for breakfast for three mornings of our stay and also for an early dinner one night. Simple service, great fresh cooked food, and huge choice. Shows that the city does not need to be expensive to get fresh good food. Only downside...More

Thank PhileasFogg77
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Wide variety and good quality for a reasonable price. The good reviews were spot on. Cafe 28 is on the revisit list

Thank Mappleby2100
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23 April 2017|
Response from Pauline C | Reviewed this property |
The buffet menu is on all day from what i recall.The cost will depend on what choice you make. It is hot and cold food It is a great deli and u will be spoilt for choice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-686-7300
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