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145 Avenue A, New York City, NY 10009-4949 (East Village)
+1 212-673-7231
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Ranked #7,424 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Italian
East Village
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here for brunch with 2 friends. Two of us ordered waters and the other oj. Oj came out and it was watered down. We got our food and 2 of us were still waiting on water. I asked our waitress if we could get water as she was passing by. Wasn't sure if she heard us because I wasn't... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a nice little restaurant with cozy tables and a great menu. Unfortunately the staff and food is not that great. Our waitress was not on top of things. It tooks us forever to get our waters. We even ordered and had our meals and still didn't have our drinks. The eggs were over cooked and the bagels and english... More 

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New York City, New York
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286 reviews 286 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Pick Me Up cafe has that whole East Village, low key vintage style interiors going on. With tables on the pavement and an open airy space, it is a relaxing spot for brunch. However there were just two waitresses running around trying to serve everyone and make coffee and clear tables - to say that people were sitting around waiting... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I left NYC two weeks ago after staying there with my family for a week. Almost every morning we had breakfast as Cafe Pick me Up. The staff is so nice and there's such a calm laid-back atmosphere at this place. Food-wise I've nothing to complain about either - I was able to adjust my dishes so I could have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The interior is nice with lots of little pockets to sit in and get absorbed in work/your book. The coffee was good but ask for extra shots so you can taste the coffee! Cabinet food we had (blueberry muffin and magic slice) were both great!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Additional Information about Cafe Pick Me Up

Address: 145 Avenue A, New York City, NY 10009-4949
Phone Number: +1 212-673-7231
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Italian

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