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“quaint cafe”

Van Gogh's Ear Cafe
Ranked #8 of 147 Restaurants in Union
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
new jersey
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“quaint cafe”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

its an intimate place. with different seating arrangements to sit at. there is a minimum for each person to purchase. i think its no more than $5. during the summertime they have live music in the back of the cafe and on tuesday i think there is live music too.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Winter Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“warm and delicious haven on a rainy night in Jersey!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We ducked into the cafe out of a cold rain while waiting for family to arrive at Newark Airport.
The atmosphere was immediately warm, cozy and welcoming, only bested by the espresso beverages and tantalizing pastries. The huge, wonderful muffin and cookie helped sustain us
on our drive to the Hudson Valley later that evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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asbury park, new jersey
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Funky, Comfortable & Delicious!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband and I visited Van Gogh's Ear Cafe last evening and it was really great. The restaurant is located in the heart of Union, NJ on Stuyvesant Street and is very easy to find. It looks like an old store front outside, but inside it is filled with funky, mismatched furniture including tables, chairs and couches of every style. It looks like a cool, funky coffee house, but they serve a variety of dishes. We enjoyed the brie, caramelized onion and apple pizza. It was wonderfu and uniquel. We then enjoyed the eggplant sandwich and the falafel wrap with pasta salad. I didn't care for the lemon tahini on the sandwich, but that is just my taste. The sandwiches themselves were fresh and delicious. We also enjoyed the brie and cucumber small plate. It was excellent. But the really amazing part of our visit was the vanilla milkshake, the s'mores latte and the toll house pie tart. The latte was one of the best we've EVER had and we've been around the world with coffee. The toll house pie tart was warm, gooey and SUBLIME. I would return just for this dessert alone. It was perfect! Even the iced tea I had was delicious. The cafe has an EXTENSIVE coffee, beverage and dessert menu. The offer so many one of a kind dishes. The service was attentive, kind and friendly. We'll be back again and again! We really enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant is BYOB so we'll bring a bottle next time!I I recommend reservations if you go after 7PM as it got really busy later in the evening. Street parking is free and easy to find.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Horrible service!!!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Me and a large group of friends went to the cafe for a fun night out to catch up and play some games. We all kept respectful to our reserved area and spent a good amount of money throughout the night. After a few rude remarks from the staff we told were told to leave before their scheduled closing time because "they close when she says they close" it was a terrible experience and we will not be returning

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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor seating”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We love to stop by here when the weather is nice as the outdoor seating is great. Nice atmosphere. Food is wraps, quiche, salads, chicken of all sorts. Desert is very good...the chocolate brownie with ice cream is mouth watering. Sometimes, the servers have an attitude, which we don't like, but on the whole a nice experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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