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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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Murcia, Spain
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 omelettes so many different options. Foods beverages salads cold meats, hot food, everything. I was... More 

Thank Pauline C
southampton, UK
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was only a few tables which get busy quickly but worth waiting for

Thank PhileasFogg77
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Bass River, ma
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe 28 was around the corner from our hotel and we are happy that we found it! Huge selection, good prices, open 24 hours.... what more can I say?!

Thank gigicape
Bradford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my friends and Is first visit to NYC and we're meeting up with friends that morning to go to Empire State building. They had found this cafe a few days previous and recommended it to us. The 4 of us went and my friend had a muffin and cup of tea and I went for a grilled chicken... More 

Thank Helen B
Shipley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our return to NY saw the shock that our favourite deli Au Bon Gout had closed down. Fortunately over the road is Cafe 28 which provided our usual breakfast fare and took over the mantle of breakfast go to. We always get Lucky Charms, flavoured coffee and a homemade biscuit and it is a good price in a good location... More 

Thank Phil C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?