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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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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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67 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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2 reviews
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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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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