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Cafe Habana

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Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish
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17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
+1 212-625-2001
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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1,205 reviews
865 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I were looking for breakfast and decided to try out Cafe Habana. Casual and reasonably priced, Cafe Habana is the perfect choice in Nolita! Huevos con Chorizo are DELISH! Highly recommend if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should not miss this authentic local place if you're visiting NYC and wandering around the Lower Manhattan/SoHo region. Every local living around knows about this place and love it. Delicious Cuban/Caribbean food. Good for both breakfast or lunch. It's very popular, so be aware of the line in weekends.

Thank Ozzie_5934
hong kong
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273 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to eat this kind of cooking corn on the cob. Very strange but good! Really worth to try when you are in soho. The restaurant is very very small and you need to wait quite a long time during lunch time.

Thank piaHongKong
Decatur, Georgia
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Ate here frequently 7 years ago, and he food is better than ever. We had a Cuban style breakfast to start a busy day. Every dish is wonderful.

Thank sjboyden
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was pouring rain when the morning we visited so we were delighted to get dry and order breakfast in this local cafe. We ordered two breakfast variations, both with lots of toast and bacon and it was just what we needed. Service was quick and friendly and the food was delicious. Highly recommended the next time you are in... More 

Thank casameta
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As all restaurants in NYC, tables are small and somewhat close together. Servers worked quickly and efficiently and were more than polite and welcoming. Got the "Grilled Corn Mexican Style" which we know as elote. It was 7 bucks, and two full sized ears of corn covered in deliciousness. Best elote I've ever had. We also got a cuban sandwich,... More 

Thank katemsingleton
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch and absolutely loved it. Had the Cuban and roast pork and it was delicious. Will be coming back next time I'm in the area. Corn looked amazing too!

Thank SouthernMotoMama
Boston, Massachusetts
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293 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good restaurant. The corn appetizer that they are known for is very good, but not incredible. Everyone's entrees we're very good, but were all served cold, as if they had been sitting for some time. We could say "well, they were busy that day," but Cafe Habana is busy every day, all the time, so there should be a way... More 

Thank David P
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Last time at NYC we ate lunch and it was wonderful This time (came after breakfast full) so I ate only corn - delicious!! The cold tee was bitter :(

Thank Inbar B
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Arrived for late lunch on Sunday and we were seated immediately. The hostess was having so much fun - her energy was contagious. She was giddily dancing along to the music (a killer mix of 70s classics and Beyonce) and even got a table of 4 non-English speaking tourists to gleefully dance with her. Tried the Mexican corn with tons... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-2001
It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001

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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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