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“Just ok” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cupping Room Cafe

Cupping Room Cafe
359 W Broadway, New York City, NY 10013-2209
212-925-2898
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Ranked #797 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $30
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.
Cleveland, Ohio
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“Just ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Was tempted to give it 3 stars but that's only in comparison to Cookshop (so much better), where we had brunch the day before. Cupping Room was fine, just not memorable or interesting. I'm not an eggs benedict fan but tried them, and they were ok but not wow. Coffee was fine, but not wow. Server was indifferent. Side of fruit instead of potatoes was awesome, so get that.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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“Pleasant breakfast with large portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a nice old place with friendly service. My wife had French toast and I the pancakes. The portions were large and they came with quite a bit of fresh chopped fruit salad, which was a big surprise. We shared a small order of bacon, which was more than enough for 2. The pancakes were good, but not outstanding. We would gladly have breakfast here again. Only downside was that morning the coffee machine wasn’t working! Our servers said the place gets busy so getting there early is a must if you do not like waiting.

Visited January 2014
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New York, New York, United States
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“Excellent environment, great Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The locations is a great downtown neighborhood. The decor is clean, close and community feeling, and the staff is very very friendly and attentive.

Go for sunday brunch, and order ANYTHING on the menu. I tried several items on the menu as we were sharing plates and I enjoyed everything.

I would return if I was looking for a brunch in the area.

Visited January 2014
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London
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“Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Visited the Cupping room for breakfast and had a great eggs benedict, eggs and bacon and bagel cream cheese. Well presented and good service. Good atmosphere in a great location.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“Great Little NYC Cafe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had a meal at The Cupping Room during a recent visit to NYC. Beautiful food. We had a salad, a pasta dish and the Lamb rack. All beautifully presented and equally tasty. Probably a bit above average price, but worth it. Also great friendly service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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