We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434 (Manhattan)
212-334-9552
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1,476 of 11,598 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
Neighborhood:
SoHo/Nolita
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Write a Review

160 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    48
    80
    18
    12
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Lisbon, Portugal
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a great brunch spot!! It does get busy, but it's a great neighborhood spot... Great French-Moroccan food. Gitane is all about sipping a glass of Bordeaux or shot of espresso while sitting at one of the sidewalkstable and ogling the fashionista traffic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As I walked by, I could tell immediately that the customers eating at the little tables on the sidewalk were neighborhood locals grabbing a quick bite. I glanced inside and saw a few tables open, and noticed a little bar area with stools as well. After continuing on a few blocks to finish my errand, I came back to give... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been here in my first trip in New York, and when I came back, I wanted to come here again! I like this place! The first time I had cakes and cappuccino, while the second time I came for a brunch (I had eggs and sausages)! It's delicious!!!! Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Love, love, love this place! Anytime me and my friend were sort of in the area (soho, east village, west village, chinatown, whatever) I asked to go. It's the whole French/Italian unbeatable style that attracts me. Food is great and so is the crowd and the music.. And the world famous avocado sandwich.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is such a great brunch spot! All you need is the Avocado Toast and a coffee! The egg bakes are great too, but nothing compares to the Toast. It does get busy, but it's a great neighborhood spot that should not be missed if you're in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went back twice to this place during our stay for 4 days in NYC. Great place for quick bites and of course the watermelon juice. Interesting decor, colorful crowd. We grabbed a pizza from the neighboring store(prince street) and juice from here ! Good life !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went with my wife for supper. Good service, a lot of people (young atmosphere) Decent wine card. What I liked is the suprising plates they offer. I took the couscous. It was not like the more traditionnal ones I could eat it in the past but was really good. The way it was presented was original as well. With... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had brunch at Cafe Gitane this morning. Excellent coffee, the baked eggs where as expected (be careful of the hot plate) and the service attentive and swift. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food of a very high quality. More of a young set though I suppose the oldies had already come and gone at 11:00.

Was this review helpful? Yes
chicago illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have eaten at Gitane many times when I am in town. I love the tiny space, the delicious cous cous and the interesting French Moroccan menu. True, there is usually a wait. Don't leave, or they will give your table away. You can have a glass of wine and enjoy a fragrant meal while taking in the obviously local... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
LONDON
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Been going here for 15 years now and always enjoy the place as well as the food we eat. A nice place for breakfast and lunch and they do evening meals as feel, but only done that once It's a great place for a Sunday late breakfast, waffle with fruit, baked eggs, baked chicken baguette, warm cous cous with humus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Gitane also viewed

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Cafe Gitane? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cafe Gitane

Address: 242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
Phone Number: 212-334-9552
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: French, Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing