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Cafe Gitane

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242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
+1 212-334-9552
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Petite Soho brunch/coffee venue for trendy New Yorkers in the know. Bowie lived around the corner. French magazines hang on wall racks with photos of Jean Morreau. Large mirror on the back wall reflects Villagers coming and going. Healthy breakfasts include avocado toast with fried egg on top (Madame!) so tasty you'll order another. Decent coffee too - mais bien... More 

Thank djangoGibsons
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Likeable Nolita classic. Food is "cute" and Sex-and-the-City style (the baked eggs could have been tastier, the avocado bread was fantastic), service is friendly. No wifi which may be a no-no for international travellers.

Thank WoWie1010
Nantes, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super place to have a breakfast in New York. The hot chocolate is really good!! The staff is super friendly and the cafe is situated on a lovely street!

Thank s0walle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was a bit of a walk from our hotel, but we had heard that they have lovely brunches so we headed out and were not disappointed.

Thank Cecile W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

we just went again, but we go here pretty regularly. its in the jane hotel on the westside highway. it has sort of a french morrocan menu. for brunch i am addicted to the trout salad and i also like the avocado toast. sandwiches & salads are also tasty or you might like a tajine. you can get a very... More 

Thank meesalikeu
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We stopped by Café Gitane on our way from our hotel to the financial district, and we loved it! It's kind of got a retro vibe, and the food was fantastic and not expensive. We both had Americanos, which were good, and I tried the baked eggs and tomatoes; he had the baked eggs with smoked salmon. Both were very... More 

Thank Bethany S
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Grab a paper, order the latte and then just sit back and let the food come... the baked eggs are my go to my partner loves the waffle. The setting is just fantastic - Paris in NY - lively, fun, familiar. Lunch is great as well but this is our little spot for Sat morning- if there is a wait... More 

Thank HappyfoodieNYC
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
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: +1 212-334-9552

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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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