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Cosmic Diner

888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 333-5888
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Ranked #2,379 of 11,662 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very refreshing restaurant. Loved it as it had vegetarian options. The portions were very large.No frills and down to earth. Located near theatres.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We went there last night and ordered the special which came with soup or salad. No where on the menu did it state the French onion soup would be an additional $2.00. Not really a problem but the menu should state that. The waitress did point it out when ordering so there would not be a surprise when we got... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Has a very wide variety of menu items and service is great. Very NYC feel and good people watching from the windows. Liked the pastrami and corned beef.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Cosmic is a great way to start the day early in New York. Before the trendy coffee shops even start the Cosmic is ready with good solid food, service and hot coffee. This is a diner not to be missed. whether it's midnight for a late snack or 4 AM for an early breakfast you'll see me at the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Treat yourself to good food. A little more than I normally spend on breakfast but with the location I understand the price. The food and service are good and atmosphere old school diner. Watch the traffic and enjoy it

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lincolnshire, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

loved this one: its open 24/7.. so friendly... refill of coffee free: iced water: delicious food. Greek owner was v nice as I spotted George Mais pictures and as I have a connection with Greece. we had a nice chat..

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You see in the UK and Europe the pastiche of what an American diner is, but this is the real deal. We came here basically every morning for breakfast and it's laid back, friendly atmosphere and good food reminded me of a good old fashioned 'greasy spoon' back here in England...

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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Was staying at a hotel just down the road and decided to try Cosmic. We were greeted by friendly staff. The breakfast was very good and they served generous portions.

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Denmead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We left Times Square and Broadway and skipped west one block to avoid the crowds. This was a lucky find and was great place that felt off the beaten track and space to breathe again. All the family had completely different selections ranging from soup and sandwich, omelettes and salads and all choices great and good value. Good and prompt... More

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Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were recommended here by the barman at our hotel. It is just a stroll from times square and serve yummy food for breakfast, especially the pancakes which our kids loved! Its not the poshest but the food was very good and very quick and the coffee mugs were never empty

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