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119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
(212) 253-1470
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
All hours
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a 24hour diner that serves all types of food for a cheap prices. I ordered a lettus burger and a side of spinach. There was only one waiter who was reluctant to help. I was with my friend and her daughter so was a bit difficult to get his attention to bring us a napkin,spoon, as he was always... More 

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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I was staying around the corner from Odessa while I was NYC for a week. We had breakfast here every morning bar one, and we really enjoyed it. It was consistently good. The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was delicious, I highly recommend. The waffles were great. I was slightly disappointed with the pancakes when I tired to vary my order.... More 

Thank Spillano78
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a great brunch experience with my family here. Staff was friendly, welcoming and caring. Food was good (french toast, eggs, waffles); coffee kept coming and overall the experience was good. Quiet and comfortable; nice environment for chatting.

Thank TrustfulLove
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great for breakfast and huge portions. I tried the he-man and I am afraid it beat me! I believe they are open all day!

Thank Kevin M
New York City, New York
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303 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

This place is so cheap it's hard to believe it's in NYC. The food is good (not great) but it's really a bargain. The service is friendly and the entire place has a good vibe. We had breakfast, so I can only speak about that. The eggs were very dry but there were plenty of hash browns and toast. The... More 

Thank corsicus
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

I went to this place with some friends at around 4:30am, after a fantastic night in the bars of the city. It didn't disappoint. A wide range of American style fatty breakfasts were available, forming a perfect end to the night.

Thank AgaGrofsin
New York, United States
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390 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

By subway there are two good ways to get to this restaurant. Either take the L train to 1st Avenue (which lets you off at 14th and 1st Avenue, then walk to Avenue A and turn right and you will reach it just after St. Marks Place OR take the #6 train to Astor Place, then walk on St. Marks... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Odessa is open early and is directly across from Tompkins Square Park. It's a no frills diner type place with two eggs any style, a plate full of potatoes fried with peppers bread and jelly and a meat. I got 6 slices of bacon, very well done all for $6.88! Seems like a place locals frequent as most of them... More 

Thank cante87
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015

Daughter and I stopped here early Sunday morning for a very good breakfast. Service was friendly, food was good and the prices were reasonable.

Thank JeffHershey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The perfect way to kick off your morning. The omelette servings are delicious and the potatoes served with it are in abundance and full of flavour. The bacon is a must, super crispy full of crunch!

Thank Jane-Marie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 253-1470

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

Neighborhood Profile
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, 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 wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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