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Cafe Lalo

201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #843 of 11,618 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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264 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away in a tree lined street on 83rd st and Broadway and I had heard so much about the place that it was a must visit for me. It's a beautiful cafe with a great ambience and the desserts are to kill for!!! We ordered a mozzarella and pesto tomato sandwich which was amazingly delicious. The... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have been coming here since college. Every time we travel to NYC. Featured in "You've got mail" Great vibe, extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. Everything from omelets to cheese cake.

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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206 reviews 206 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great cakes and other yummy sweet beautiful desserts. Must try. The singers and music are great as well. Try the lavender cheesecake. It's off of Central Park West so forget about parking.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As luck would have it we stayed at an apartment in the same building as Cafe Lalu (201 W 83rd St). The cafe apart from being in the film, You have mail is renown for its desserts. The coffee is excellent which is really saying something for USA coffee but the cakes - oh the cakes. Where do I begin?... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When I think of a cafe, I do not expect it to be as loud as a bar during a sports event. This place was excessively loud making it hard to enjoy conversation with friends. The loud music just made everyone talk louder which just added to the noise of the place. I chose not to order anything as i... More

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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cafe Lalo is best know for its deserts, which are very good especially the Red Velvet cake. But it also has a full range of meal options including salads which are also good. The Cafe gets busy on weekends during brunch, and the tables are close, but most of the time this is not an issue. If you are having... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our favorite café from a certain old movie. So many treats to try almost makes you want to live in NYC on the upper west side in one of those brownstones.

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Oh myyyyyyyy what a delish, goregeous, cute little cafe! The concept of this cafe is so out of the box! I loooved the menu, the food, decor and dessert dont even dare to go without having something. Muy bueno!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We we're recommend by our son and his wife to try this wonderful cafe..we were not disappointed , cakes and pastries are wonderful, coffee hot.. Service and atmosphere super.... Go you will not be disappointed...

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Despite the cramped space and noisy atmosphere, the deliciousness of their pies, cakes, coffees, etc, all compensate. the italian cheescake is delish and rivals that of the finest Italian bakeries in NYC. the range of choices is great and we loved all five of the very different desserts we ordered.

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