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Cafe Pick Me Up - CLOSED

145 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4949
+1 212-673-7231
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good47%
  • Average25%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible4%
Dec 9, 2014
“Poor service good food”
Dec 9, 2014
“Not the best place for breakfast”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
145 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4949
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Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Went here for brunch with 2 friends. Two of us ordered waters and the other oj. Oj came out and it was watered down. We got our food and 2 of us were still waiting on water. I asked our waitress if we could get...More

Thank Kjgaebel
Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a nice little restaurant with cozy tables and a great menu. Unfortunately the staff and food is not that great. Our waitress was not on top of things. It tooks us forever to get our waters. We even ordered and had our meals and...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed October 26, 2014

Pick Me Up cafe has that whole East Village, low key vintage style interiors going on. With tables on the pavement and an open airy space, it is a relaxing spot for brunch. However there were just two waitresses running around trying to serve everyone...More

Thank thistravelingdesignr
Reviewed July 28, 2014

I left NYC two weeks ago after staying there with my family for a week. Almost every morning we had breakfast as Cafe Pick me Up. The staff is so nice and there's such a calm laid-back atmosphere at this place. Food-wise I've nothing to...More

Thank Madsfrost95
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The interior is nice with lots of little pockets to sit in and get absorbed in work/your book. The coffee was good but ask for extra shots so you can taste the coffee! Cabinet food we had (blueberry muffin and magic slice) were both great!

Thank AliceB_NZ
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Nice place for breakfast in Eastvillage, great music of the 70th, good quality breakfast but for us bit too expensive for the quantity served. Personally looked forward to American pancakes but they are not on the menu.

Thank Fabienne1504
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stopped at the Cafe' as it looked very interesting on the decor point of view. We were three people and ordered very simple food: a tuna carpaccio plate, a mozzarella and tomato sandwich, which came with a salad, a apricot croissant, a iced caffe'...More

Thank Ermes C
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Ordered breakfast for two with coffee. Took about 30 minutes with only five tables occupied. Coffee was cold. Nice location and ambience in area, service was terrible, food mediocre. Better choices abound in area

Thank Presboss .
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Great little place, overlooking Tompkins Square, in the midst of all the hip that is now the East Village... Great coffee and good, friendly service.. I ordered a Bellini and some eggs and they were great. The sun was entering through the windows, good music...More

1  Thank RicardoCub
Reviewed December 6, 2012

They use Lavazza and it blows anything else away, nice atmosphere and plenty of room to sit and not be crowded

Thank Internationalgotoguy
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which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighborhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4949
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-673-7231
An East Village old-fashioned gem right across from Tompkins Square park. It has a classic, homey feeling to it. Pick Me Up serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. We have authentic Italian fare and American.
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