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Cafe 28

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245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
+1 212-686-7300
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great local deli for breakfast and lunch. Serves most things imagineable freshly made. We used it for our breakfast spot for our 7 day trip to NYC.

Thank RDegnbol
Newport, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for breakfast on our first full day in New York. Large choice of breakfast foods but it seems as if quantity is outranking quality. The french toast, which we expected to be crisp like fried bread was wet and soggy and the sausages were tasteless. The freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee however were pretty good and the... More 

Thank 1977ryan
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a week in New York and had breakfast every day at this deli. You have everything you can wish for: bagels, wraps, omelettes, sandwiches, soups, excellent fruit, grilled vegetables etc. Prices are reasonable. You can have lunch and dinner also. The place is very popular with locals and tourists, but you don't really have to wait too much... More 

Thank AnaDeSoto
Sutton Weaver
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Real travellers never eat breakfast in the hotel-how true! We have breakfast in café 28 every time we visit NYC, Start with a tray of fruit ; watermelon, blackberries, strawberries, honeydew melon, blueberries etc. Then go for the pancakes and syrup or the breakfast sandwich or wrap. Upstairs there's plenty room to sit and watch the hive of activity. Café... More 

Thank Speedbird56
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Whilst looking for a place to get lunch we came across this place and we were very impressed with the lunch and huge selection of world foods. Everything from Sandwiches to Sushi and Chinese food to buffet foods. The New Yorker sandwich is highly recommended and it’s huge and made with fresh steak and bread. We end up visiting Cafe... More 

Thank EastAnglia25
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very Friendly staff and so much choice. Great bagels and coffee very reasonably priced. Loads of fresh fruit too.

Thank TrudiSpeare
Savannah. GA
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here after hike on the high line and found delicious variety, freshness, and value in a city where everything is more expensive but not necessarily better. The Cafe 28 is definitely much better and for it to be affordable is a big plus. The variety is splendid and the quality for price is fantastic. You owe it to... More 

Thank Deacon/Chef
Bristol, TN
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Pretty good place to grab a quick lunch. Lots of choices and decent prices. Bathroom could use a good cleaning but hey it was a free bathroom to use in NYC so can't complain too much.

Thank threedragons
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We came here for breakfast one morning as it is one of the places recommended in the hotel directory. Quite intimidating and confusing when you first walk in as no real guidance and very busy - think some simple guidance on the walls for us tourists would be useful. We walked out gathered our breath for few mins and then... More 

Thank lamb_bob
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was very close to our hotel so we stop a few times for a quick bite. Loved the shrimp salad sandwich and also the salads (avocado, shrimp, capresse, etc)

Thank Javier_mail2003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?