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242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434 (Manhattan)
212-334-9552
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Ranked #1,711 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
Neighborhood:
Nolita
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Cafe Gitane is a tipical Soho restaurant. Very small, tables are very close to each other, young and cool,peolple. Not esay to get a table. It is not my first time, and i do not mind waiting haf an hour to be seat. Good food, nice ambience.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited this Mott street cafe and was sadly disappointed. After being overlooked by the maître d' at the door whilst she greeted two parties arriving after me, I asked to sit outside on a cold windy day to avoid the 45 minute wait. She almost seemed offended with my suggestion and quickly pointed out I would not be on the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Seattle
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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Milan, Italy
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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!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 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.

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 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 !

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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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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

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