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Cafe Gitane

#1,699 of 11,445 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Nolita
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nolita Hot Spot

Hot spot in Nolita. Best place to have a cool lunch with a good crowd. The food are very good and tasty. I recommend the couscous! And the avocado toast. Cool people and great food. Perfect for a coffee break.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Virginie D
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Paris, France
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Came to this Cafe for drinks with my children. Was sat by their staff and asked if we were eating or just having drinks. Even after telling staff we were just going to enjoy drinks, some of their fresh juices and after we ordered, I had the manager come over and basically tell us to never come back because she... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved everything - the food was very very good, the service excellent and the restaurant itself was SO beautiful (especially the bathroom!).

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hot spot in Nolita. Best place to have a cool lunch with a good crowd. The food are very good and tasty. I recommend the couscous! And the avocado toast. Cool people and great food. Perfect for a coffee break.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have been here 2 times. First for a drink late afternoon. We saw the delicious food served at other tables and decided to come back here for dinner another night. Good food for reasonable prices. Great ambiance and hip local crowd.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ist a charming location located in between soho and little italy. Given the sizes of the portions, they are kind of pricy, but they make it up with great food. Awesome avocado toast and the choices of egg cocotte are delish!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I can't recommend this place enough. Tiny squished cafe - miniature kitchen where they serve up fab flavoured food. Often simple food allowing the food to stand on its own. The avocado on brown bread is to die for as is the Gorgonzola with walnuts & honey. Super atmosphere. Lunch, brunch, dinner Anything I'd highly recommend for a real NYC... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Good vibe, great music, and great service. The food is good, but not the best. I would say it's a nice place to have a rest in the middle of the day.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very nice and relaxed atmosphere, very good food. Perfect for a good start into a nice day or for dinner with friends in teh evening. Interesting menue. Loved it.

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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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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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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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
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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