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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 - 4:00 am
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All hours
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has amazing desserts and pastries Amazon prime now will get your order ready for you Highly recommend

Thank DrSuess
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

뉴욕 여행 중에 가장 기대한 디저트 집이고 그래서 가장 실망한 곳입니다... 가장 유명하다는 딸기 나폴레옹, 레드벨벳 치즈케이크를 시켰는데 둘 다 별로. 맛대비 양대비 가격은 너무 비싸구요. 만들어두는건지 뭔지 몰라도 두 케이크 다 오래된 맛이 났고 특히 나폴레옹은 축축눅눅했습니다... 가게 안도 시장 바닥처럼 시끄러웠고 물컵에는 빨대 껍질이 떠다니질 않나... 비추합니다. I was so expected for here, But disapointed soon... We had... More 

Thank Koeun L
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I lived on the UWS for years and this was my go-to for coffee and more specifically a coffee shake w Rum when I was preggo. Admittedly, it had been years since I went back but did last weekend and it SUCKED. The wait staff couldnt handle the after dinner dessert crowd, my coffee sat for 15 min before it... More 

1 Thank Nuts4shoes
Monterey, CA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Lalos several times over as many years. Our recent venture (Oct 2016) was a big disappointment. We went here when the restaurant was less than half full but the service was lousy. We were seated when we arrived but were mostly unnoticed by the waitress for the longest time. Finally, we were able to flag her... More 

1 Thank SalinasLocal
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere to have a coffee and came upon Cafe Lalo. It is quite a big coffee shop with a HUGE range of fabulous mouth-watering cakes, all made on the premises. Great range also of drinks - try their 'Lalo Paradise' - lovely. Service was mediocre, but a pleasant place to chill for half an hour.

Thank gilwernboy
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the typical tourist I felt the need to check this place out for lunch with a local friend. The food was great and the atmosphere very welcoming and cosy.

Thank ClareElise
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was torn between giving Cafe Lalo a three or a four. I went with the four because it is just so lovely, especially in the fall. But, sadly, I have to agree with some of the comments about bad to indifferent servers: I once waited for over 15 minutes and had to get up and go ask someone to... More 

Thank Starlett Y
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband wanted to visit here because he loves the movie you've got mail. And the place is unchanged from when the movie was made. Looks the same outside and inside. But besides that it's a great little cafe and cake heaven!! The choice of cakes and desserts is crazy! They also serve nice meals and alcoholic drinks. The place... More 

Thank Kayphil56
Norfolk, Virginia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Popped in here for a late lunch after bike-riding in Riverside Park. Service was a little slow, but the food was fantastic. Hubby had the brie & fresh herb panini with rosemary roasted potatoes (OMG!); I had the fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato & pesto sandwich with a side salad (very tasty). Although we skipped dessert, the pasty case was AMAZING!... More 

Thank LittleDolores
new jersey
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186 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This resturant is very attractive looking and has a bakery in view when you first enter the restaurant. There are large windows across the front the entrance which are attractive. However, there are NO screens on these open windows and the place was full of flies. There is a very extensive menu as far as salads, desserts, omelets go. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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