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Cupping Room Cafe

359 W Broadway, New York City, NY 10013-2209
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Ranked #788 of 11,578 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Continental, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Broome
Description: The Cupping Room Cafe was established in 1977. It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room. The coffee tasting went so well that the owners decided to change the name from The Coffee Connection to The Cupping Room Cafe. They also decided to open the back of the store and sell coffee and pie to the local artists. The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hard wood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting. The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked here as a late, last minute decision through a website. They had no knowledge of the booking when we walked in 30 mins later but there was plenty of room. Sat us at a great table near the music. Looking good. Simple menu that covered most bases so late teens with us were happy. Staff were eager but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best breakfast in Soho, the granola is served with delicious fruit, the Orange juice is superb, we found the staff very friendly, attentive and welcoming at all times. Simply loved everything about the place!

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New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is my favorite brunch in Soho. We come here ourselves, bring guests and recommend it to people visiting NYC. It has something for everyone for brunch. I love the Ty Chai Latte. The place has so much character and a great location to wander around Soho after a lovely brunch.

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35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Pleasant locale, dark in the front, sunny yet noisy in the back. Found it to be extremely overpriced for breakfast with very slow service. Food is nothing exceptional.

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went here for brunch and breakfast a couple of times on our trip. The food is excellent, the coffee is delicious and the service is great. The large room at the back is sunny and light, with a great atmosphere. The best breakfast we had in New York!

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Perfect for breakfast or just a stop and go bite, or ice cappucino to go. The sandwiches are very good and the juices very fresh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This was our first morning in Soho after arriving from England the day before. We were up early and at the cafe by 8am.Two other tables also arrived at the same time as us. We ordered a pot of tea each and a toasted bagel with cream cheese with a side order of bacon and eggs benedict with Canadian bacon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Perfect breakfast American style. Good service and good food, honestly priced. In the heart of Soho - West Broadway. Definitely try it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant on the high recommendation our son had given it when he visited a month earlier. Awesome!! Very friendly welcome and service, thanks Andre. We both ordered eggs benedict, food was awesome. Great coffee!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This amazing cafe was such a great find, I can honestly say after being in NYC for a week it was so good to be finally served Tea in a Teapot! Buckwheat Pancakes were delish and the design and lay of the cafe was beautiful, I really loved the old exposed brick and the very old window in the corner.... More

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