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cafeteria

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Chelsea
American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner
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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
212.414.1717
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on...
CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on American comfort cuisine. With our expertise in food, fashion and music, we assure that all of your senses will be satisfied! We invite you to experience our famous signature dishes like the Meatloaf, Fried Chicken and Waffles, our world renowned Mac and Cheese, Mac Attack, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and more. Our hand crafted seasonal and organic cocktails are second to none; including everything from the Aloe Citrus Martini, to carafes of Cactus Pear Champagne Mojitos. Open for you around the clock, CAFETERIA is where anyone and everyone flock for Breakfast served until 5 PM, decadent Brunches, Blue Plate Specials, addictive Desserts and Late Night cravings. The outdoor cafe is a must in the warmer months and our Lounge is the perfect setting for any event. Join us for a taste of affordable luxury that can be enjoyed with family and friends.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unexpected enjoyable breakfast

We love interesting breakfasts with lots of vegetables and taste rather than sugar and carbohydrates. The menu has a variety of interesting delights for breakfast which was much appreciated. I had the green eggs - scrambled eggs with pesto and feta and lots of salad on the side. Coffee came hot (it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
graemerk
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Food was great must order the Mac attack and fried Oreos,the staff is amazing as well as the atmosphere.Pretty much anything on the menu is great!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love interesting breakfasts with lots of vegetables and taste rather than sugar and carbohydrates. The menu has a variety of interesting delights for breakfast which was much appreciated. I had the green eggs - scrambled eggs with pesto and feta and lots of salad on the side. Coffee came hot (it is astonishing how often coffee is served luke-warm).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It will be tempting to order other dishes from all the yummy options on the menu, but if you want to taste heaven, try this soup. I have dreams about how good it is.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The ambience is awesome, great food and staff. It's kind of small so get a early reservation. This was a girls dinner and we had an great time. Desserts are a must

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We came here as my niece wanted to mac n cheese. We were able to have 8 of us here and sat in a side room. This was quieter and the main room is loud and crowded. Everyone pretty much had burgers and fries and mac n cheese. I think I had a salad. Everyone enjoyed the food, especially the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited here for dinner and we were disappointed. We arrived at 5:45 and placed our order before 6 but they came back at 6:05 and said the grilled cheese my daughter had ordered wasn't available after 6:00. Then I had a water spill and after 5 minutes, still didn't get any help from staff. Had to ask for a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great diner/restaurant with an up twist on classic breakfast and dinner dishes. Plus cocktails! This time we had smoked salmon Benedict and grilled chicken sandwich. Eggs were perfect and the potato cake with the salmon and sauce were perfect. The sandwich was delicious with fresh green lettuce and fries were addictive. No cocktails this time but you must try... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is the perfect place to go when you're hungover and in dire need of good junk food! Prices are correct wrt the competition.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went here with my two best friends. It is worth the wait and the food is reasonable priced. It is loud but you can still talk to one another. We were seated within twenty minutes of arriving there. The food was excellent. The staff was polite and on top of everything. This is the second time that we have... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I heard how good this restaurant was before going New York last summer. The place was very busy and noisy just like any other popular restaurant, however I didn't like where we were seated as it was very interuptive and felt as though my plate was going to get knocked off. On the other hand, the food was amazing and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
    (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212.414.1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on American comfort cuisine. With our expertise in food, fashion and music, we assure that all of your senses will be satisfied! We invite you to experience our famous signature dishes like the Meatloaf, Fried Chicken and Waffles, our world renowned Mac and Cheese, Mac Attack, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and more. Our hand crafted seasonal and organic cocktails are second to none; including everything from the Aloe Citrus Martini, to carafes of Cactus Pear Champagne Mojitos. Open for you around the clock, CAFETERIA is where anyone and everyone flock for Breakfast served until 5 PM, decadent Brunches, Blue Plate Specials, addictive Desserts and Late Night cravings. The outdoor cafe is a must in the warmer months and our Lounge is the perfect setting for any event. Join us for a taste of affordable luxury that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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