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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The stake is very large and flavorless, was also and inconsistently cooked. Also the dish is served on a beat up wooden square tray, Im not sure why. When you try to cut the stake the plate spins around, it almost fell off the table. The mac & cheese is good but on the whole the food here is subpar... More 

Thank Charlie M
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for brunch and were not disappointed. Staff were happy and friendly . The food we ordered we shared which was delicious. Just ask for extra plates , bowls. Sharing is ideal if you are not big eaters. Clean and tidy with outside seating to people watch.

Thank Nomad5522
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good breakfast menu. Go healthy with fruit and yoghurt or go for the pancakes and waffles. Large portions. Nice spacious place. Open 24/7

Thank martynsnook
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a business meeting. Quite noisy but def better than Pain Quotidian across the road, in every way. Breakfast menu good and food 4 star. Coffees not so great and service frustrating. 3.5 Stars. Would give it another shot

Thank copperbottom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there at our first night in New York and it was really good. We ordered salmon and California salad and both of them were great. Also there is a lot of beers & cocktails and the atmosphere is nice

Thank Liorbr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Had the best pancakes of my life - lemon mascarpone with blueberries - people on both sides of us kept asking what I was eating because it looked and tasted so amazing. Thick yummy bacon and strong fresh coffee completed the experience. The staff was super fun, quirky and attentive without... More 

Thank ChrisATX23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best restaurant ever in the city. Everytime I'm in Nyc I have to come here to have dinner. Food is delicious, waiters are friendly and professional and the atmosphere is unique. Try their mac&cheese, chicken with waffle and white grape martini, I love it! Well done guys!

Thank theflyer77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place offers great 24 hour eats, and delicious cocktails. Ordering a salad and the trio of mac and cheeses, we were not disappointed, both were delicious. Each mac and cheese exuding a unique flavour all perfectly cooked with a crispy top. The avocado salad was gorgeous, with a perfect dressing - a nice light accompaniment to the heavy mac... More 

Thank Izzy P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a regular stop when I go to NYC and I usually love it. It's where I learned that mascarpone tastes like heaven. But the last two visits haven't lived up to expectations established by previous trips. This trip the chicken on my $20 chicken and waffles was too dry to eat. Service was friendly but mediocre, had to... More 

Thank 62Katie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a delicious dinner served by a friendly and efficient waitress. I had the delicious salad and soup and my son had a macaroni and cheese specialty dish along with divine French fries. All food was fresh and tasty!

Thank Anne K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
    (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212.414.1717
CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on American comfort cuisine. With our expertise in food, fashion and music, we assure that all of your senses will be satisfied! We invite you to experience our famous signature dishes like the Meatloaf, Fried Chicken and Waffles, our world renowned Mac and Cheese, Mac Attack, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and more. Our hand crafted seasonal and organic cocktails are second to none; including everything from the Aloe Citrus Martini, to carafes of Cactus Pear Champagne Mojitos. Open for you around the clock, CAFETERIA is where anyone and everyone flock for Breakfast served until 5 PM, decadent Brunches, Blue Plate Specials, addictive Desserts and Late Night cravings. The outdoor cafe is a must in the warmer months and our Lounge is the perfect setting for any event. Join us for a taste of affordable luxury that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

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