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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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  • 13
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  • 17
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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

We enjoyed our breakfast here - a wrap with sausage, egg, mushroom and tomato, and pancakes with sausages. Juice was nice, tea was passable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our breakfast here - a wrap with sausage, egg, mushroom and tomato, and pancakes with sausages. Juice was nice, tea was passable.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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368 reviews 368 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not fancy...choose your own food and pay at the counter, but that end of New York does not have a wealth of everyday type places to catch a bite if you are sightseeing. Recommend by the local police woman when we just wanted a bite. Lots of choices. The warm sandwiches were good. Others in our party had the salads,... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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200 reviews 200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Rogerstone, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

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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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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