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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
+1 212-496-6031
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I actually had new heard of this place before stumbling out of a long walk in Central Park. Now I am not one for sweet things but my travel mates are. All I can say, if I had to be converted to sweet things this would be near the top of things that would convince me. Had to wait a... More 

Thank fadabing
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one of the best places for breakfast! so many different kinds of eggs also very nice service! designed beautifully Im always happy to eat there

Thank Lior K
New York City, New York
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

During the day, soft classical background music; at night louder recorded rock and jazz. Come during the day to enjoy their vastly assorted menu and great pastry

Thank LarryRuth
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here back in 2008 for the first time because of my love for the movie, "You've Got Mail". Back then, I wasn't eating dairy and had the best non-dairy cheesecake of my life! I decided to come back on my recent trip to NYC and couldn't wait to go back to Cafe Lalo and have some cheesecake, expecting... More 

Thank TapasAndTamales
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcoming charm, delicious food and drinks, casual atmosphere of this classic New York cafe never seem to fade, just get better. It's just off Broadway on 83rd Street, quiet neighborhood. And yes, "You've Got Mail."

Thank MarthaSibyl
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Completely not worth it. Dessert was stale and lackluster. Service was poor. Not worth the time or money.

Thank Susan M. B
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Wanted dessert after seeing a show. Rather out of our way but wanting to treat our NY college student. Disappointed. Service very so-so even though it was not busy. Kitchen was out of three things which we tried to order. Blamed it on the fact that the holidays were just over. What? Rainy night with window seating, some water drips.... More 

Thank Rmeadow
Roslyn Heights, New York
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Used to be our favorite after event place on West side. Could not believe how bad the service was. There was a 2 piece combo that nobody was listening to. Impossible to enjoy the food in such an environment.

Thank Danny G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

I was visiting NY for the first time and remembered this from You've Got Mail. I also was also keen to get a late night dessert, something we only have a very limited range of in NZ. I was not disappointed. There were over 20 types of cheesecake but tons of other cake, and it was all amazing! Definitely recommend... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Worst service I have ever experienced in the States. We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning (it wasn't even busy at 9.30am) and our waitress seemed to be more annoyed about every single customer than anything else. We all had tea and cappuccinos and asked for some water at some point. We got it banged on the table. Wow.... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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: +1 212-496-6031

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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?

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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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