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Cafe Gitane

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242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
212-334-9552
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • 58
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little place.

Great atmosphere, small cozy. Food was super. We had special Salmon pot pie and Chicken Satay both were wonderful. No reservations so wait may be a bit but there is a small bar to have a drink while you wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Michelle H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, small cozy. Food was super. We had special Salmon pot pie and Chicken Satay both were wonderful. No reservations so wait may be a bit but there is a small bar to have a drink while you wait.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Cafe Gitane is a small, hip local hotspot that is my go-to neighborhood spot for brunch or dinner. While their kitchen is tiny, they somehow manage to offer up an impressive menu of interesting foods with a couple of standouts. Best in class is their Avocado Toast. I don't know why this is so tasty, but it's simply the best... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cafe Gitane has two locations on Mott Street or at the Jane Hotel. I have enjoyed both locations but Mott Street is a fave haunt when I am in the city. The atmosphere is wonderfully French boho, sit at the counter and marvel in the food prep, schmooze with the bartender and delight in the vintage kitsch! A crazy combo... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I used to love this place and I used to go there almost once a week! Until one night, a couple of months ago when I went there with 3 friends. There was a 15 minutes wait, so we waited. After 15 minutes, a party of 4 left a table so we were ready to be seated. At this point,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of our New York favourites, we've become regulars! Go for waffles for brunch, or a light early evening meal (the fish dish is incredible). Great to sit outside and people watch. Nice coffee too. www.oliviaroundtown.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Loved this little french inspired cafe. The avocado toast, eggs, cappuccino, croissants and fresh squeezed orange juice were all delicious. The atmosphere was lively and casual. It was a popular restaurant on a Sunday morning but we were able to get a table right away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was here with my family and we tried the avocado toast, waffle and omelette. The toast was absolutely amazing and so tasty. We were all disappointed with the waffle though because it was kind of too hard to chew. Also a bit pricy. One minus was that we got the coffee before our food came so it got cold.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Almost too small. Definitely come at odd hours because otherwise it is packed. Delicious food, avocado toast, couscous and sausages, baked eggs, meatballs are all little gems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a wonderful little cafe - emphasis on 'little' With friends who live a few doors down, it's been years since we were able to get in - always a crowd waiting. And for good reason! Finally went there last night, when the neighborhood was quiet (holiday time.) Enjoyed a few glasses of nice wine, goat cheese / pomegranate syrup... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was a last-minute find for a quick lunch around 2:30PM. The tiny place was packed, but a table for 3 just cleared up and we didn't have a wait. They offered French-Moroccan items and we ordered 4 different options to share: avocado toast, bruschetta, prosciutto, and brie with apple. All were simple, delicious, and affordable. We ordered the melon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212-334-9552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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