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The Coffee Shop

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Flatiron District
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29 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3305 (16th Street)
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 am
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 am
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,163 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in NY and meeting a friend for a Saturday morning breakfast. We wanted something pretty simple and also affordable; the Coffee Shop, just off Union Sq., seemed like the perfect fit. Overall, it was fine, but not fantastic. The decor is classic diner decor, with a Brazilian flare. It could use some freshening but has a fun retro... More 

Thank brmusicman
New York City, New York
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402 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has a lot of loyal clientele and is large enough that you can usually find a table or a counter seat. The food is pedestrian and nothing to really enjoy beyond being passable, the service is efficient and friendly and the vibe one of "see we are cool because we are eating in a faux coffee shop."

Thank rnarisetti
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every day is a new day, don't assume a place is there forever to stay as you knew it. This is not The Coffee Shop I used to go to. Staff on the edge of rude, menu changed. caotic kitchen output. A big discount didn't help much. What is cooking?

Thank ME R
New York City, New York
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166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here plenty of times. The food is great! The place is much bigger than you'd think but they do not accept lunch reservations so the place is always crowded. They do have outdoor seating as well. Great location!

Thank afelric1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this outlet isn't as good as it appears. We found the staff slow & not very attentive. One waiter even asked if our food was ok before we had even taken a bite. Its overpriced & very average! I even found a hair in my breakfast, But couldn't be bothered to complain. Was glad to pay the bill &... More 

Thank Ashley B
Greasby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had been in the area seeing some of the sights and wanted a quick light bite. We were seated quickly and our order taken by a friendly member of staff. Drinks arrived quickly and dinner soon followed. Our light bite was enormous but very very tasty. yes it was only burgers and fries but I have seen places get... More 

Thank Surf1973
San Diego, California
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Loved the feel of an old fashioned Diner. I had the Pastrami Tacos, they were excellent, oozing with complex but complimentary flavors!

Thank cunningtim
Norwalk, Connecticut
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193 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I took my kids for lunch. On the plus side, we were seated right away and given a booth like we requested, and our waitress was pleasant. The atmosphere was nice and it was fun to people-watch the customers at the bar. The problem was the food... There was a regular menu and a menu of specials including carnitas tacos,... More 

Thank shell202020
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Very yummy eats and good service and a touch noisy. The food was great over all. We had the Kale Caesar Salad, and it was so tasty and full of flavor. We didn't miss the traditional lettuce. We also had the pea soup...even in summer, it was so so so good. All in all, it was great.

Thank savebythesea
kingston, ny
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I usually go to Republic when I go to Irving Plaza for a show but this time we went here and the food was really good. I got the special which was a veggie burger. The wine was a bit pricey for a cheap Pinot Noir...$13 per glass. But the meal was excellent.

Thank bigbeat52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 4:00 am
7:00 am - 5:30 am
7:00 am - 5:30 am
7:00 am - 5:30 am
8:00 am - 5:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3305
    (16th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 212-243-7969

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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 Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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