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The Coffee Shop

Flatiron District
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29 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3305 (16th Street)
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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134 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Jackson Heights, NY
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and I went to The Center for Jewish History on 16th Street and up the block was The Coffee Shop. My friend eats there often and likes it so we went there for lunch. I had the most delicious brisket sandwich which was the special for the day. It was moist and had some additions in the sandwich... More 

Thank LauraBarrett66
Philadelphia, PA
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149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Upside: Milkshakes were well-sized and fries were well-seasoned. Downside: Air conditioning wasn't strong enough and service was ok, not great. They didn't seem to care about service us attentively.

Thank Sandy B
New York, New York, United States
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I've been to this restaurant a few times, and while the food is good the location is the real draw. There are lots of outdoor tables to relax at and enjoy the action of Union Square, tons of students and models walking by and always something new to see. The inside is more diner-like, with booths and a winding counter... More 

Thank Peter C
Louisville, KY
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335 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We took a chance on this place in NYC. It looks like a local hangout for nearby residents.However, the service was a bit slow and there was a mix up with the order. The omelets were fine but the plantains were bland. $40 for breakfast food with a side order of plantains and two waters was a bit high. Then... More 

Thank jgbtravels
København, Danmark
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213 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The authentic diner experience - Amazing service - Average food. But would go there anytime again. Very nice People

Thank MikkelTorsting
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice to sit outside and watch what's happening in Union Square. Good comfort food. We enjoyed the sangria!

Kensington, Maryland
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We were walking by and attracted by the outdoor tables. The food was very good and the portions generous; the service excellent; and the ambiance was fun - a slice of New York on a Sunday morning: joggers, tourists, locals on their way to yoga or to walk the dog, an outdoor exercise class.

Thank A B W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $25
American, Cafe, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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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