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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 good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

While perusing the holiday window decorations along Fifth Avenue we decided to get a quick bite to eat at this restaurant. It is a self serve establishment but they did have a salad section where you could have the counter person put together a salad...More

Thank sradmd
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This is a combination deli, cafe, restaurant. You can shop for convenience food, sit and eat a meal or get a very healthy takeout meal. The variety is huge (sushi, wood fired pizza, burgers and sandwiches, roast meals, excellent soups) and all seemed to be...More

Thank Fender65
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

24 hours restaurant, bar! It's in the fifth Avenue, very closest to the Empire and ti the Museum di sex. You Can buy everything to satisfy your hungry!

Thank Desigua
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I used Cafe 28 as my breakfast location during a recent visit to NY. Mainly used the self service buffet bar - wide selection of hot and cold foods. Price is based on weight irrespective of what you choose. Set me up for the day...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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
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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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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