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Cafe Pick Me Up

145 Avenue A, New York City, NY 10009-4949 (East Village)
+1 212-673-7231
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Ranked #5,778 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
Description: An East Village old-fashioned gem right across from Tompkins Square park. It has a classic, homey feeling to it. Pick Me Up serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. We have authentic Italian fare and American.
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52% Recommend
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Nice place for breakfast in Eastvillage, great music of the 70th, good quality breakfast but for us bit too expensive for the quantity served. Personally looked forward to American pancakes but they are not on the menu.

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stopped at the Cafe' as it looked very interesting on the decor point of view. We were three people and ordered very simple food: a tuna carpaccio plate, a mozzarella and tomato sandwich, which came with a salad, a apricot croissant, a iced caffe' latte and two iced teas. The beverages and the croissant came right away. For the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Ordered breakfast for two with coffee. Took about 30 minutes with only five tables occupied. Coffee was cold. Nice location and ambience in area, service was terrible, food mediocre. Better choices abound in area

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Santiago, Chile
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55 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Great little place, overlooking Tompkins Square, in the midst of all the hip that is now the East Village... Great coffee and good, friendly service.. I ordered a Bellini and some eggs and they were great. The sun was entering through the windows, good music was playing, yes, it is groovy and cool and nice!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

They use Lavazza and it blows anything else away, nice atmosphere and plenty of room to sit and not be crowded

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Columbia, Missouri
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27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Cafe Pick Me Up is such a cozy coffeehouse in Alphabet City. I really like their coffee and their biscotti. The only problem I had was that internet is pretty expensive. But otherwise it's a good place to study and hang out.

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New York City, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have been here several times..service can be a little slow at times, but i notice once they take your order they leave u alone which is good for some of us who just want to sit read write and relax and i noticed so many people using computers and also didnt want to seem bothered by someone havin to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I have been going to Cafe Pick Me Up in the East Village off and on for years. I used to take my little brother there for our heart-to-hearts. On 3/10 I had a horrible encounter with a waiter there (around 5pm pre-dinner time) who, with a nasty attitude, told my friend and I to put away a water bottle... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

was going past on monday morning on my way to a restaurant with wifi and happened to see that Cafe Pick me Up also had it. Gave it a shot was VERY pleasantly surprised. The young waitress was very pleasant and efficient and the food, juice, coffee were superb! So good I went back on tues, very good again, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011 via mobile

A lovely non chain cafe, with good coffee, good food and value for money, a lovely outlook across the park too.

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