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Cafe Europa - 5th Ave.

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American, Sandwiches
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545 5th Ave (Bet 44th and 45th), New York City, NY 10036-7504
(212) 398-0084
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good desserts, but terrible coffee and poor service

I stopped in here with my family back in December, a few days before Christmas. We were in the mood for some dessert and we just happened upon here while walking around. It took us a long time to actually get our desserts since none of the workers spoke English and couldn't understand which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Kevin B
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Summit, New Jersey
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Summit, New Jersey
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200 reviews 200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I stopped in here with my family back in December, a few days before Christmas. We were in the mood for some dessert and we just happened upon here while walking around. It took us a long time to actually get our desserts since none of the workers spoke English and couldn't understand which desserts we wanted (despite us pointing... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Pizza is bad. Desserts even worse. Stop there in the way to the train station looked nice from the outside. Service left much to be desired. They are lucky was the only place open. Worst place of my vacation

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Elmer NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at the Manhattan Club and the Cafe Europa was on the next corner. Upscale "fast food"....pasta dishes, great soups and sandwiches....to go or eat there. Window tables let you watch the NY'ers going by. Varied menu, something for most everyone. The crowded tables and those waiting for takeout can't all be wrong, this place was VERY convenient and... More 

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Newport -Trefdraeth, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Dine out like a deli. Had bowls of bean chilli soup with avocado, radish & scallions. So tasty & just right in a cold day. Staff friendly. Clean throughout. Will call again

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place is just what it looks like. Nothing fancy, but decent fast food that is not fast-food. We had an omelette, breakfast sandwich, potatoes, yogurt parfait, coffee and juice. The cost wasn't terrible, considering the location, and the food was made to order. The worst part really, were the pushy customers. Poor traffic flow to the registers and a... More 

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new jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was walking by the Cafe Europa on 5th Ave and stopped to try their pizza. I had a sausage and a plain slice. The sauce must have come from a can and the crust looked and tasted like a frozen pizza. Most NY pizzarias use fresh dough that is hand tossed and is uneven and crispy. I have had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Getting in and out with a delicious sandwich and coffee was very fast. If you prefer something healthier and tastier than a fast food chain sandwich, give this place a try and you won't be disappointed!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Clearly the other popular reviews in here are written by the owners- don't waste your time or money. Food is below average, mould on the so called fresh juice, dirty fridges and coffee that tastes like it came out of engine.

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Adelaide, Australia
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88 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

New York is a melting pot for people from the Americas, Asia and every race one can or cannot think of. It would be challenging to meet everyone's need in food and beverage. The Cafe Europa is a lovely cafe that caters for all taste. I enjoy the variety of cakes that I had at this cafe.

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YYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Really enjoyed the food. Good service and the price was very reasonable. Great place to grab a bite and enjoy the food. Fully recommend the food. A must in NYC.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 5th Ave (Bet 44th and 45th), New York City, NY 10036-7504
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 398-0084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

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