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Caffe Falai

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Caffe Falai
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265 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-4035
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265 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-4035 (Between Spring & Prince)
The Spring St. 6 train, the Prince St. R or W trains, or the Broadway/Lafayette F or V trains are all located very nearby.
212-274-8615
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Description: There are other restaurants in New York with similar names, but this one...
There are other restaurants in New York with similar names, but this one -- which spells "Caffe" with two "f's" and is located in Nolita on Lafayette Street -- does not seem to be in your database
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved it!

Tripped over this place wandering on Lafayette. Saw the bombolini and the owner gave me a sample - sold. Delicioso! Gorgeous cream filling, good pastry. A communal table and balcony, a few tables outside. Lots of takeout. Returned for lunch another day - sandwich very good, dessert of crepes in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
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Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tripped over this place wandering on Lafayette. Saw the bombolini and the owner gave me a sample - sold. Delicioso! Gorgeous cream filling, good pastry. A communal table and balcony, a few tables outside. Lots of takeout. Returned for lunch another day - sandwich very good, dessert of crepes in layers, cream filled, strawberry. Kill me now! The sandwich was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stopped in here late one afternoon to rest our feet and have a couple of drinks. Sat outside on the patio and watched the world go by. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was wonderful. Loved the decor. It's in a great location, just outside of the bustle of Little Italy. A group of Italian locals sat at... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The food at Caffe Falai keeps getting better. We were there in April and liked it so much we returned. Superb.

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

If only the end of the meal could have been as good as the beginning. The bartender was fabulous and anticipated every wish and immediately found me a great wine. The food was very nice if not memorable and the waiter was great. I have long been a fan of Falai on Clinton St, where the food is genuinely memorable.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

I went at caffe falai the 4th of july with my friend.Service was perfect. We felt very well-taken care of by the staff. Henrico and Veronica were funny and the food was delicious. I would rate this restaurant a 10+ and I will absolutely be back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

Bad and slow service.

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

the food is very good and the atmosphere really nice. andrea, an italian guy from Diano Marina working at the cafe since a few days helped us to have a great experience. it is really nice when you have someone who makes you feel comfortable even if you don't know him............ cafe falai is the place.....................

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Georgia
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37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

We were wandering around the East Village and SoHo looking for some Italian food on Mulberry St. We stopped a guy on the street to ask for directions, and when he found out that we wanted Italian, he said to go one block down to Lafayette and Prince and up half a block for some really good Northern Italian. What... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 265 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-4035
    (Between Spring & Prince)
  • Public Transportation: The Spring St. 6 train, the Prince St. R or W trains, or the Broadway/Lafayette F or V trains are all located very nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-274-8615

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

There are other restaurants in New York with similar names, but this one -- which spells "Caffe" with two "f's" and is located in Nolita on Lafayette Street -- does not seem to be in your database

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?