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Cafe Gitane

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant late Thursday night near closing.... we were greeted with a huge smile upon entry and the service never stopped! The staff in this place are warm and very charming! The food was AMAZING!!! The food is North African ( Moroccan). Dinner was a success!

Thank dannie2020
Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

We had a toast with avocado (yummm!), salad and salmon bagel. Everything was very tasty and you could tell the food is very fresh. Atmosphere is lovely, and the coffee is great. Highly recommended!

Thank michal b
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very nice cafe with original New York style. If you visit Nolita you need to stop and have espresso or a nice Starter/ meal. Also it was filmed in the movie Begin Again.

Thank Domenico N
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208 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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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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