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Cafe 28

#1,478 of 10,029 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016
(212) 686-7300
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Bristol, TN
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Pretty good place to grab a quick lunch. Lots of choices and decent prices. Bathroom could use a good cleaning but hey it was a free bathroom to use in NYC so can't complain too much.

Thank threedragons
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We came here for breakfast one morning as it is one of the places recommended in the hotel directory. Quite intimidating and confusing when you first walk in as no real guidance and very busy - think some simple guidance on the walls for us tourists would be useful. We walked out gathered our breath for few mins and then... More 

Thank lamb_bob
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was very close to our hotel so we stop a few times for a quick bite. Loved the shrimp salad sandwich and also the salads (avocado, shrimp, capresse, etc)

Thank Javier_mail2003
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We were visiting the city for the day. Our train got in around 830. We were walking from Penn Station and stumbled into the cafe. We stopped to get a bagel. The two of us got bagels with cream cheese and we split a piece of cake that had chocolate mousse. it was all delicious and reasonably priced. The bathroom... More 

Thank dbieniek
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

A bit more guidance when you walk in the door looking lost would be nice? Great food though and lovely juices made in front of you. Amazing range of food and drink choices. Be prepared to eat out of a foil pot cos even if your eating in it all comes in take away containers. The omelette was a little... More 

Thank lmcontrary
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Cafe 28 is a great place to select carryout or eat outside and people watch. They have a large selection of hot and cold foods with various sections. There is a salad and fruit bar, a hot buffet selection and a sandwich area to order a specific item. The food is of a high standard and reasonably priced considering you... More 

1 Thank cowbulls
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

while living in 34th street, i used to pass by this place on my way to work, i had a lot of meetings there, it is a good spot for quick bite ..

Thank farahbuny
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Found this on the first morning just around the corner from the hotel. Open 24 hours, we had great breakfast and late night cheesecake here as well as buying nibbles and pop. Good food, clean,plenty of seating and a basic bathroom. We used it repeatedly.

Thank simon o
Watford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

On thanksgiving whilst on a mad hunt for last minute suitcase to hold all our margins to take back home later that night to England, We stumbled on Cafe 28!! Absolutely amazing . Food extravaganza. All made freshly and cooked, good value including coffee too! My boyfriend had a pastrami hot flatbread which came with crisps , whilst I had... More 

2 Thank snowy1968
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a great cafe, which is loads bigger on the inside with a great choice of homemade smoothys, lunch options and also a self serve hot and cold buffet. Great value too with a place to eat in too.

Thank Jacs2806

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 686-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?