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Cafe Lalo

201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931 (Manhattan)
212-496-6031
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Ranked #865 of 11,579 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I love the fruit smoothie here. They sell lots of desserts- we’ve never come here for anything else. It’s famous for You’ve Got Mail and has fairly cute decor, but it’s always pretty crowded and cramped and we usually have to wait. My friends seem to like their cakes, but I really like the smoothie…

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to this cafe because of its appearance in you've got mail and it was a beautiful cafe, from the outside. Inside it is very brightly lit, a little too much, kinda feels like you are under spotlights. The food is bland at best and the service is lacking. I was hoping for much more but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Some friends and I stumbled across Cafe Lalo after eating dinner earlier on Amsterdam (had never seen You've Got Mail btw). For us it was perfect for post-dinner coffee and cake. The ambience was top notch and the service was fine. Fame aside, the cafe held its own as a great little spot on the Upper West Side - worth... More

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Tulsa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

we ate here for lunch last week. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. I got the warm quinoa salad. It was ok but would not order it again. My friends got the soufflé specials and they really liked it. Desserts were awesome! So many choices it was hard to pick. You will recognize this cafe as the one in You've... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I didn't even get to sit and eat. Arrived There on a saturday at 8.30 am, The door was open, i got in and a very rude man started shoutiNg at me saying The cafe didn't open until 9 am. I got out, walked for a while and had a lovely breakfast at Alice's Tea Cup. Not going back.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great food, cute atmosphere. Must try the red bucket fries! It's open very, very late so Cafe Lalo is the perfect place to go after a night out.

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South Daytona, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We wanted dessert and this place was close to the Wilburn where we were staying. Not for baby boomers generation but more for Gen Der generation. Loud, close and overrated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had brunch and dessert, Irish Breakfast and pear pie. I don't like the brunch much, but the pie is amazing. It's a lovely and cute cafe with adorable decor and painting. The atmosphere was pretty good! I also love that it was featured in you've got mail.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife wanted to find this eating place , being a fan of " You've got mail" - I'm so glad we did! The first thing that hit you when you walk through the door, is just how many cakes they stock. It was lunchtime , but we decided to have a blowout! My wife had the Quiche, I had... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Always wanted to visit this cafe after watching "you've got mail" and we weren't disappointed. It is just set out the same as in the film and it is also in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in NYC , upper west side. Food is vegetarian and Kosher and there is ample choice. We had the quiche and the cheesecake ,... More

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