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Teany Cafe

Lower East Side
Vegetarian, Vegan
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90 Rivington St, New York City, NY 10002-2205
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Quaint cafe

Quaint little cafe with a cute little patio with a dog's eye-view. They ran out of lasagna, so the server recommended the ravioli. Was not disappointed. Yummy and decent portion size, which included a side salad and garlic toast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Winnipeg, MB
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Winnipeg, MB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Quaint little cafe with a cute little patio with a dog's eye-view. They ran out of lasagna, so the server recommended the ravioli. Was not disappointed. Yummy and decent portion size, which included a side salad and garlic toast.

1 Thank CdnSpaceCadet
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We are here twice, taking our food out both times. The sandwiches are made fresh to order. The bread can be a little thick, but when grilled is delicious. The ginger "chicken" was especially tasty. They offer breakfast all day, but they only open at 11:00 am.

Thank soulmate_adventurers
Turin, Italy
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had breakfast 3 times during last year, always had good quality food and fair price. Last time we had cheese bagel, granola yogurt and omelette, simple and tasty! Definitely recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Small, charming, and mellow. Wasn't sure what to expect with the food but it had a large amount of options. Great place to go. -happy meat eater who loved it!

1 Thank Nhatwow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was actually the first place I headed to once I arrived in NYC - I am a fan of the book about tea that Moby released some years ago, and just had to try food at his actual cafe. The service was very slow, but it was busy so I can understand that. The food was just ok (and... More 

Thank levres_froides
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The menu is all vegetarin- which is confusing at first because they list things like chicken salad. The "chicken" and other meats are actually processed fake meats. They have other items on the menu that do not include processed meats if you are oviding it. Many of the meals can easily be made vegan. I enjoyed the vegan chilli, and... More 

1 Thank natasha c
Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

As a vegetarian, I'm always excited to discover veg-friendly dining options when I travel. Teany is a great little spot in the LES. We sat on the patio, and really enjoyed the food and the vibe of the neighbourhood. I had the chipotle veggie burger, which was super delicious. Other reviews I read talked about slow service, but we had... More 

Thank girl_from_vancity
Gorham, Maine
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I went to Teany's once and only once. I ordered a mozzarella, tomato, basil sandwich. I got my food after waiting over a half an hour. They messed up my order and gave me vegan bacon and lettuce sandwich, I tried it and it tasted horrible. The sandwich had way to much mayo slathered on it, and the lettuce looked... More 

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Genk, Limburg, Belgium
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Apparently Moby visits this place now and again and he is right to do so. Great choice of lunch options and book full of different teas. I now officially declare their vegan chicken the best I've ever had (and be sure my wife took me to some veggie places before :-D)

Thank Jef D
New Britain, Connecticut
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I ordered the Tempeh BLT, and the chocolate peanut butter bomb and one of the tropical flavored hot teas. The Service was excellent, the food delicious. I cant wait to come back.

Thank Eva M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Rivington St, New York City, NY 10002-2205
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-475-9190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan


Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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