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Cornerstone Cafe

17 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-7438
+1 212-228-1260
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
17 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-7438
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This joint looked more like a music venue interior than a restaurant but don’t let that put you off. The food is lovely, tasty and plentiful, although not the giant portions that I was fearing. The coffee was also good. The Latino staff were upbeat...More

Thank Monkeyboy45
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went for brunch and loved it so much we made a special trip back for another brunch later in the week, and our waitress remembered us and our orders from the first visit. Everything from the coffee to the orange juice to the french...More

Thank 619kaz
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This little corner bistro is tiny in size but packs a great punch in flavorful dishes. Always packed with locals, Cornerstone is definitely a place you want to visit when in the Lower East Side. Everything is freshly made and the the crowd is mixed...More

Thank Ejazz43
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Staying in East Village, we had tried to have breakfast in the Clinton St. Baking Company place but the wait time there was one hour! So we walked 100 yards and found Cornerstone and we are so glad we did. Forget Clinton Street hype -...More

Thank Saintsman11
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a bit of a throwback to Brunch the old fashioned way. Hearty portions, well cooked & presented, & friendly & efficient service. All VERY reasonable & very tasty. Book a table at weekends if you want to go after 11am.

Thank mc_cheekymonkey
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went to brunch here on a Sunday in December. My nephew lives in Brooklyn and loves the place. Since we were a party of 6 we had to wait as the place is very small. But groups of 2 seemed to get in pretty...More

Thank deacon1957
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived early Friday morning 11/24 and was going to have breakfast we were the first ones there and greeted nicely by staff ordered our coffee and water. Water was brought and it had a live cockroach in it. I didn’t see it until I...More

1  Thank RC1969
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Had steak for breakfast as is the American way. Absolutely incredible with perfectly cooked eggs and lashings of hot sauce. Potatoes were excellent and nice to see some token salad on the plate which is rare in NYC but was a nice touch. Lovely service...More

Thank 807BryceP807
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast we had in NY. Worth the trip to the lower East side. Get in early to avoid line. For $4 u can expect a great breakfast and excellent service sitting inside or outside. We paid $3 extra for bacon and got more than...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had the biggest breakfast and was literally $4. It was so good and service was impeccable by the most handsome Italian waiters. Would love to go back every day if I could.

Thank Trish P
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There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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11 October 2017|
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Response from glynis h | Reviewed this property |
I would advise you book. It's quite small. We even booked a table for pre dinner cocktails.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-7438
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-1260
  • E-mail
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