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Cafe Gitane

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242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great people watching and healthy but tasty food. Mediterranean. Great ice tea. Nice salads. Deserts are good as well. Cool part of NYC.

Thank Ellie H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It offers something to drink and eat all day long.Not the world's greatest cuisine ,but an honorable craft. Casual style, passing good among the neighborhood clientele.Do not forget to bring cash , no credit cards accepted

Thank Phayao13
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend by a friend this is an excellent cafe with superb coffee, a great light breakfast in a stunning location. The whole area had a great vibe, lots of friendly people.

Thank Johnlyall1234
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My teenage daughter and I had lunch here today. We sat at the counter overlooking the small kitchen. We shared a prosciutto and Brie sandwich (most people would not want to share but we are small eaters.) it was really delicious. The atmosphere is fun,loud and friendly. The mint ice tea and lemonade were home made and very refreshing.

Thank LeslieMa
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

With Moroccan / French roots, this is the perfect brunch place in Nolita (Mott/Prince). I had some eggs with merguez on a French bread followed by a great fruit salad with fresh mint. Not to forget fresh watermelon juice!!

Thank tsnels74
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with my girl friends yesterday and surprisingly we didn't wait for a table! Yay ! The food was pretty good. We had: - couscous - avocado toasts - hachis parmentier (probably a little overpriced for what it is) - brie toasts It didn't take too long to get to the table we really enjoyed it. Main throw off... More 

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Lima, Peru
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Being in New York city, loving Moroccan food and hearing about "Gitane coffee", we decided to have dinner there. We ordered Meat balls in tomatoes sauce and Couscous. What a disappointment. Frankly the couscous was the worst cous cous I tasted in my long life and the meatballs were totally tasteless nothing to do with the Moroccan dish.

Thank 396michel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Off the beaten track and tucked away in Soho it is very much a local spot and one I found years ago and have been visiting whenever I am in NY. This time it was breakfast and it continues to offer freshly prepared interesting food and good coffee.

Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I sat at the counter of this cute little French cafe and very friendly staff welcomed me warmly and served me a wonderful brunch. The baked eggs with salmon was light, rich and just the right amount creamy, and the capers added a wonderful sharp-but-sweet bite. The accompanying mimosa was sharp, juicy with just enough kick. The atmosphere on a... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I really liked it. The food was really fresh an tasty. Staff was friendly and nice. The location is just perfect.

Thank Franzi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212-334-9552

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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