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Cafe Gitane

242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434 (Manhattan)
212-334-9552
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Ranked #1,564 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
chicago illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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

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LONDON
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went about 1:30pm on a Tuesday and they were packed since the place is very small. We put our names on the list for this small French Morrocon place and were told it would be about 20 minutes. We walked around for about 10 minutes but when we returned she indicated she'd already given our table away. This time... More

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Tel-Aviv
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of my favorite spots, especially sitting outside on a nice day when you can enjoy the neighborhood. the food is fantastic, the best couscous! friendly service. Love it.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Hostes was so nice, always giving us updated on when our table would be ready. The food was out of this world!! All four of us in our party enjoyed every single bite. The place is super lovely, small with lots of charm. Will go back every time I visit the city.

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Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Loved this little cafe for breakfast! Must try the baked eggs!! Baguette was very authentic and fresh too. There are out doors tables ( not too many - maybe 4?) so you can dine al fresco but don't go too late on the weekend, because it's quite busy and on a beautiful day, those seats are the first to get... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I would recommend the merguez sandwich and their coffee wasn't bad either. They are located in a nice neighbourhood for walking and looking in stores.

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Florence, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Definitely the best place where I have eaten in NYC. My couscous was a bit pricey but worthy. I think I'll never forget it. The place is small and crowdy but the delicious dishes make you forget about it all. I would recommehnd it to all my friends. The menu is extraordinary and everything is prepared with care.

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is one if my favorite places in New York. Every time I am in town I come here. It never disappoints. Super small, cash only, and very casual. The staff is always friendly. People who gather here are an eclectic blend. I have never had anything bad here. From the avocado toast, the orange waffle, the baked egg breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous food, a great place to visit for lunch. Our food was scrumptious and all the other food coming from the kitchen looked amazing also. Well worth a trip.

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