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“Quiet lunch”
Review of Cupping Room Cafe

Cupping Room Cafe
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Ranked #319 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Neighborhood: SoHo
Cross street: Broome
Description: The Cupping Room Cafe was established in 1977. It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room. The coffee tasting went so well that the owners decided to change the name from The Coffee Connection to The Cupping Room Cafe. They also decided to open the back of the store and sell coffee and pie to the local artists. The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hard wood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting. The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 6 Contributor
339 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Quiet lunch”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were walking down the Soho streets and realized it was past lunchtime, I checked all the apps in my cell phone but found nothing nearby and we suddenly saw the sign, went in and had a wonderful Cobb salad and eggs Benedictine perfectly done. The service was more than nice, would go more often if nearest my home, thanks guys!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank AndieBuenosAires
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Luanda, Angola
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Charming NYC cafe!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in Tribeca for 5 days and had breakfast every single day at the cupping room. This place is very charming and rustic, the staff is nice and the food fantastic! Recommend if you are staying nearby.

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Thank TchiLuanda
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Baltimore, Maryland
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best brunch in NYC”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Whenever we are in NYC and when we are asked for a recommendation we always say the Cupping Room for brunch.
The food is terrific , the waitstaff is engaged and fun and the area in Soho is special.
A great start to a day of shopping and sightseeing in the city

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank michael s
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“buy seven Danishes ”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

based on reviews we had to come here. we enjoyed great service and indeed their Danish is spectacular with a bowl of fruit and coffee. would recommend.

Thank nz_mandy_nz
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

It's not Balthazar....buts it's a decent breakfast. Everything was good, ok service, decent prices. It's not special, but ok.
Be warned....the bathrooms are a death trap!

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