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Cafe Lalo

Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
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201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to cafe Lalo on April 5 , 2015 on the recommendation of an acquitance whom lived for a couple of years in NYC. Its a great place with a constant vibe a little jewel between Columbus and Amsterdam avenue. Being from Belgium we do know all about pasteries, pei, cakes, croissants ans all these other tasty things you... More 

Thank Jan D
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a couple afternoons in Cafe Lalo with my laptop to get work done, and it was a great spot for what I needed! Excellent pastries and coffee, and the staff was very friendly and helpful in making suggestions based on their favorite menu items. I wandered in on accident and immediately fell in love with the decor and... More 

Thank Anna B
Mission Viejo, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always wanted to visit this place because of "You Got Mail". I was finally able to try this place out on a recent visit to NYC with my daughter. We came for brunch because we had planned to go to the American Museum of Natural History right after. This restaurant is located in a very Upper West Side-type... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful cafe, the waiters were very nice and every dish was delicious. The only difficulty you will encounter when visiting Cafe Lalo is deciding what to eat.

Thank Andrea V
Coolum Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and it was great. I have to admit I am a Meg Ryan fan and this was the restaurant where she met Tom Hanks in you've got mail and they have a nice tribute just outside of some photos. Having said that the food is very good and don't forget to live some room for dessert,... More 

Thank tenby50
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe from 'You've Got Mail', with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. But that's not the only draw! Good for coffee and brunch. Cute building in a quiet neighborhood.

Thank Rebekah_M1987
Greensboro, NC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly visited because of the connection to the movie You've Got Mail. I expected the food to be mediocre and overpriced but I was pleasantly surprised. The portions were generous and quite tasty. The service was a tad slow. I had to ask for every refill of coffee but that seemed to be the norm for almost everywhere we ate... More 

Thank sbprincess23
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a hidden little gem. Such an amazing array of desserts that I suggest you try more than one.

Thank Lisa Q
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Lalo is an ideal place to get a coffee and enjoy a cake from a large selection. They also do light meals, with wine or beer, and a "bucket" of really good French fries. The cafe is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and we walked over there across central Park after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum.... More 

Thank bonnie1985
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, this place was in a movie and it kind of still feels sparkly and special. And the desserts are amazing. So many of them and all are delicious. The tables are tight, kind of feels like a Parisian cafe where they pack them in. But a great way to end an evening on the Upper West Side.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-496-6031

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

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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