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Cafe Lalo

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Upper West Side
Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
212-496-6031
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8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A hidden gem of Europe in the Upper West Side

The place itself is charming and welcoming. The people were very friendly and kind and all was supervised closely. As soon as you enter you will see all the desserts being shown and it was a hard time for all of us trying to decide what to get. The brunch was a decent size and the fries were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Argentinian
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Orange County, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone goes here after they watch "You've Got Mail" but guess what? The food is actually awesome. The staff is beyond friendly, the atmosphere exactly what you want it to be - yes, everyone there is a tourist...but so are you, so just let yourself enjoy a window seat and a lovely brunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Simple yet delicious desserts pleasing to the eyes but more to the mouth. We tried the tiramisu and Apple crumble cheesecake and it was just ordinary. But for one who wishes a good ambience for after dinner desserts and late night chill without alcohol, this is the cozy place to be.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The place itself is charming and welcoming. The people were very friendly and kind and all was supervised closely. As soon as you enter you will see all the desserts being shown and it was a hard time for all of us trying to decide what to get. The brunch was a decent size and the fries were perfect! The... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had breakfast here one morning (I admit it...had to see it because of 'Youve Got Mail), it was so good, and such a cute place that we went back another night for one of the incredible desserts from the two pastry cases...ended up having to get in line for take out because at 7-8 the line for a table was... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We wouldn't have found this place without the help of our Photo Safari guide, Zim. She recommended Cafe Lalo after our photo session in Central Park. What a delightful place and the food was excellent! An easy walk from Central Park on the Upper West Side, not only was the food delicious, but the dessert selection was stunning. Highly recommend... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Intensive dessert menu. Very good. Would definitely go back there again and recommend to friends and family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I love the vibe at Cafe Lalo. It's quite charming. The desserts were very good, but they were out of the first few things we ordered and some of the desserts didn't seem to be very fresh. It was worth the visit, but it wasn't anything especially great.

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Beach Lake, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After dinner with friends on the Upper West Side, this is a perfect place for dessert and coffee, or tea, or after-dinner drinks. Lovely ambiance!

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a treat! What a huge selection of desserts!!! This was our first visit and now will become a required stop each time we visit NYC. We each chose a different dessert and were all very pleased with our choices. Loved the decor and atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've come here multiple times with my girlfriend to get dessert. It's great! The hot beverages are very good, as are the desserts. The place itself is very small and often crowded, so expect to sit close to other tables (and I wouldn't recommend coming with a large party). The cafe itself is lovely and very cute. The tables are... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Lalo

Address: 201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
Phone Number: 212-496-6031
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-496-6031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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