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201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #911 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Upper West Side
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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New Haven
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was recommended by a friend and although you may have to wait for a table, it is well worth it in my opinion. I loved the cafe mocha and there are more menu items to choose from than you can imagine. A wonderful place for a couple of a group of friends. It's tight seating so don't go and... More 

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57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Charming, place, not dark, but colorful. Great deserts, great coffees. This place is in a very charming neighborhood with lots of street parking available. With a French flair but not overly done. Really comfortable café.

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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Charming place, wellknown for having been the place where Meg Ryan waits for her unknown correspondant in the movie You have got a message. Service excellent, with a smile, soup of the day was home made (6$) and the carrot cake, small, was excellent. So, à lovely place for an afternoon tea in the upper west side. Most of the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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365 reviews 365 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I enjoy mornings here as it's not quite as crowded as it is in the evenings. Great cakes, pastries and much more. Excellent coffee too. It's a nice break from Starbucks.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Other reviews probably mention "Youve got Mail" was filmed here but the cool decor and the solid coffees and deserts are the reasons we go back.

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Houston, Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a 5 minute wait for a tiny table for 4...the heat was on full blast and it was so hot in the cafe. The Lalo salad was quite good and the waitress was very nice and sweet. The dessert selection is wonderful and a cute spot for a small meal and a few desserts. I wish they had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a cafe that is filled with people for a late night snack cofee drink etc. We went way past midnight and lalo was opened until 2am. Its a ace where you can still hear your friends or whomever you go to enjoy time with. I will say its on the more expensive side but everything was delish.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely place, with great food and friendly staff, it has been busy when we have been there and we can see how hard the staff works, but they always are kind and patient, everything we have ordered so far has been delicious!

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Provo, Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I liked everything about Cafe Lalo. And I didn’t mind that is is so cramped… I was just pointing it out. I don’t think New Yorkers probably notice. Dining guests are practically sitting on each others’ laps. I had the fresh mozzarella, pesto alla genovese and tomato sandwich with fresh lemonade. Wonderful… on one of their toasted specialty breads. SO... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are looking for film history, quality of all manner of food, cakes and all things wonderful to eat then Café Lalo is a must. Now open serving just about anything at any time with staff that smile and are helpful find it on the north side of 83rd going east just off Broadway on the Upper West Side.... 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>  > Manhattan
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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