Cafe Gitane

★★★★★
  • 242 Mott St

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: at Prince St.

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  • 212-334-9552

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Sun-Thu 9am-12am Fri- Sat 9am-12:30am

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When I have visitors in town, I love to take them to this French, Moroccan caf in Nolita called Caf Gitane. It is super charming with its green-striped umbrellas embellishing both corners of the striking caf with true blue exterior, and

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★★★★★

When I have visitors in town, I love to take them to this French, Moroccan caf in Nolita called Caf Gitane. It is super charming with its green-striped umbrellas embellishing both corners of the striking caf with true blue exterior, and

Pros: Every Single Dish There, Lovely Neighborhood

Cons: Cash Only Policy, No Reservations

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although the atmosphere is great, and the couscous is superb, i will never be able to actually like this place because of the waitresses. they are quick with orders and the food, but every time my husband and i come here, they pay complete

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★★★★★

although the atmosphere is great, and the couscous is superb, i will never be able to actually like this place because of the waitresses. they are quick with orders and the food, but every time my husband and i come here, they pay complete

Pros: atmosphere, location

Cons: waitresses, no reservations

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I loved the food and the casual atmosphere. A special spot as a drop in for a quick delicious meal. I will be going back.

3
★★★★★

I loved the food and the casual atmosphere. A special spot as a drop in for a quick delicious meal. I will be going back.

Pros: small, intimate, casual

Cons: was very busy when we were there

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I've been going here for the three years I've lived in the area and thoughts its prob time I post a review. Lve the food, Service . . . mid-week walkins my fav. I sat at bar the other night . . maybe a little bright but salds great

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★★★★★

I've been going here for the three years I've lived in the area and thoughts its prob time I post a review. Lve the food, Service . . . mid-week walkins my fav. I sat at bar the other night . . maybe a little bright but salds great

Pros: Take Walk - Ins

Cons: Bar lighting a little bright?

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I was actually at Cafe Gitane several days ago and know for a fact that they DO seat singles at tables, just not all the time. I went in alone for lunch (12:30); the host looked around the room and explained that normally they don't seat

3
★★★★★

I was actually at Cafe Gitane several days ago and know for a fact that they DO seat singles at tables, just not all the time. I went in alone for lunch (12:30); the host looked around the room and explained that normally they don't seat

Pros: Nice staff, good food for good price

Cons: Long wait at busy times (weekends)

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This has long been a favorite neighborhood haunt of mine, and lord knows they have gotten a lot of my cash--for the yummy lates and great chicken sandwiches and waffles (cash only). So, I was stunned that I was denied a table for breakfast

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★★★★★

This has long been a favorite neighborhood haunt of mine, and lord knows they have gotten a lot of my cash--for the yummy lates and great chicken sandwiches and waffles (cash only). So, I was stunned that I was denied a table for breakfast

Pros: great waffle

Cons: Singles not welcome

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I recently met a few girlfriends for dinner at Cafe Gitane. Our waitress was wonderful, truly lovely. My friend had ordered an entree that (unknown to her) had an ingredient she was allergic to. Like any nice, normal waitress, ours

3
★★★★★

I recently met a few girlfriends for dinner at Cafe Gitane. Our waitress was wonderful, truly lovely. My friend had ordered an entree that (unknown to her) had an ingredient she was allergic to. Like any nice, normal waitress, ours

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: nasty management

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This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in the city. Cute, small, great ambience (candles, friendly, vintage look), great food. Try the yogurt hummus for the appetizer and the chicken cous cous for an entree. My friend also

3
★★★★★

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in the city. Cute, small, great ambience (candles, friendly, vintage look), great food. Try the yogurt hummus for the appetizer and the chicken cous cous for an entree. My friend also

Pros: atmosphere, food

Cons: cash only

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went here on a nice Wednesday afternoon..though it was a bit crowded we managed to get outdoor seating. the service was friendly and the food came out very quickly. delicious food included the avocado on toast, Gorgonzola with honey and

3
★★★★★

went here on a nice Wednesday afternoon..though it was a bit crowded we managed to get outdoor seating. the service was friendly and the food came out very quickly. delicious food included the avocado on toast, Gorgonzola with honey and

Pros: good food, good price

Cons: crowded

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This small Nolita secret is getting out. The cramp quarters of this unbelievably great Moroccan Restaurant Makes this one of the areas up and coming spots. The Mint Ice Tea is wonderful just add the right amount of sugar water and I could sit on the sidewalk all day and people watch. The food is even better. The chicken couscous is probably the best in the city. Served piles high like a fez the warm raisins and eggplant give it a wonderful texture. The cerviche is a bland and could probably uses some more lemon.

Pros: Wonderful food
Cons: Busy place sometimes there is a line

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★★★★☆

This small Nolita secret is getting out. The cramp quarters of this unbelievably great Moroccan Restaurant Makes this one of the areas up and coming spots. The Mint Ice Tea is wonderful just add the right amount of sugar water and I could sit on the sidewalk all day and people watch. The food is even better. The chicken couscous is probably the best in the city. Served piles high like a fez the warm raisins and eggplant give it a wonderful texture. The cerviche is a bland and could probably uses some more lemon.

Pros: Wonderful food
Cons: Busy place sometimes there is a line

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The dishes here are cheap, but the portions are too. Small selection, but what they do make is pretty good.

3
★★★★★

The dishes here are cheap, but the portions are too. Small selection, but what they do make is pretty good.

Pros: Straightforward

Cons: Small

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Took my date here. The tables are set close together and the space is pretty tight. The food portions are small. The atmosphere is lively and a bit noisey. But overall, the service, food, music and price were excellent.

3
★★★★★

Took my date here. The tables are set close together and the space is pretty tight. The food portions are small. The atmosphere is lively and a bit noisey. But overall, the service, food, music and price were excellent.

Pros: music, food, price, service

Cons: small

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I love this place for the laidback vibe and French / North African influenced favorites.\r
Don't bother stopping by on the weekend for brunch unless you like to wait indefinitely.\r
Best in the summer for people watching.\r
Don't go

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★★★★★

I love this place for the laidback vibe and French / North African influenced favorites.\r
Don't bother stopping by on the weekend for brunch unless you like to wait indefinitely.\r
Best in the summer for people watching.\r
Don't go

Pros: location, food, drinks, atmosphere

Cons: service, small tables

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I've gone here several times with friends and family and every time has been great. Thier dishes (esp, the cous cous) are so great. The portions are great (enough for lunch the next day) and the servers are really cool. It's really small

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★★★★★

I've gone here several times with friends and family and every time has been great. Thier dishes (esp, the cous cous) are so great. The portions are great (enough for lunch the next day) and the servers are really cool. It's really small

Pros: Amazing Food

Cons: Kinda Small

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the food looked unreal. a lot of couscous based dishes. the cooks are pros- i sat and watched them make so many different dishes. we sat at the counter that overlooks the cooks and had good german wheat beers, cant recall the name. the

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★★★★★

the food looked unreal. a lot of couscous based dishes. the cooks are pros- i sat and watched them make so many different dishes. we sat at the counter that overlooks the cooks and had good german wheat beers, cant recall the name. the

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Visited Several Times, each time the service got worse and worse. Waitstaff Can't even smile when greeting table, CASH ONLY....give me a break and get OVER yourselves. I USED TO make a point to go for the food, last time I was served RAW

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★★★★★

Visited Several Times, each time the service got worse and worse. Waitstaff Can't even smile when greeting table, CASH ONLY....give me a break and get OVER yourselves. I USED TO make a point to go for the food, last time I was served RAW

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The food at this place is probably the best Moroccan in the area (don't know of anything else) and I've always had nice service. The couscous is very good.

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★★★★★

The food at this place is probably the best Moroccan in the area (don't know of anything else) and I've always had nice service. The couscous is very good.

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We must have had good karma on our side. Our party of three was seated right away. We started with baked goat cheese in a pomegranite sauce. It was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the price was very reasonable. The

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★★★★★

We must have had good karma on our side. Our party of three was seated right away. We started with baked goat cheese in a pomegranite sauce. It was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the price was very reasonable. The

Pros: Food & ambience

Cons: small size

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waitress seemed very impatient when we would ask for something (like where my soda was, if we could have more water). other than that everything else was ok. cute little place. my roasted chicken sandwich as good. good for a local meal.

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★★★★★

waitress seemed very impatient when we would ask for something (like where my soda was, if we could have more water). other than that everything else was ok. cute little place. my roasted chicken sandwich as good. good for a local meal.

Pros: food, location

Cons: service, crowded

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It's interesting to hear what the last two reviewers had to say because it is exactly the experience I went through. I went with a total of 7 people. Service was terrible. We went right after the peak time so no line but we all had to

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★★★★★

It's interesting to hear what the last two reviewers had to say because it is exactly the experience I went through. I went with a total of 7 people. Service was terrible. We went right after the peak time so no line but we all had to

Cons: Bad service, Crowded

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I went with 5 friends for dinner. waiter/hostess were extremely impatient and unaccomodating. they don't really have the space to accomodate a table of 6 but i guess since they was no other business they were desperate for any customers.

3
★★★★★

I went with 5 friends for dinner. waiter/hostess were extremely impatient and unaccomodating. they don't really have the space to accomodate a table of 6 but i guess since they was no other business they were desperate for any customers.

Pros: no reservation needed

Cons: everything else!!

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Six of us went in February. Prompt seating was the best service they provided, then downhill from there. Due to overcrowded-ness, the hostess rudely demanded us not to hang winter coats over seatbacks. Due to waiting customers, the

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★★★★★

Six of us went in February. Prompt seating was the best service they provided, then downhill from there. Due to overcrowded-ness, the hostess rudely demanded us not to hang winter coats over seatbacks. Due to waiting customers, the

Cons: Rude Service, Appalling Attitude, Crowded

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Cafe Gitane is cash only which is a pain but, doesn't hurt your wallet with it's low prices. The food is really good, interesting, and the presentation is nice. Wines are really good, the rose wine is especially good. Service is a

3
★★★★★

Cafe Gitane is cash only which is a pain but, doesn't hurt your wallet with it's low prices. The food is really good, interesting, and the presentation is nice. Wines are really good, the rose wine is especially good. Service is a

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I've been going to Cafe Gitane since 2000 and I've never had a bad eating experience there. It's true the restaurant is crowded, busy, and service can be slow. However, I love the vibe. When I miss France, am not rushed, and want to be

3
★★★★★

I've been going to Cafe Gitane since 2000 and I've never had a bad eating experience there. It's true the restaurant is crowded, busy, and service can be slow. However, I love the vibe. When I miss France, am not rushed, and want to be

Pros: food, wine, Francophile

Cons: crowded/noisy, slow service

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I've been to this place countless times and am never, ever disappointed by the food. Some of the wait staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, but (as expected) not 100% of the time. If you're looking for good food - really flavorful,

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★★★★★

I've been to this place countless times and am never, ever disappointed by the food. Some of the wait staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, but (as expected) not 100% of the time. If you're looking for good food - really flavorful,

Pros: Unique menu, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded at times, Cash only

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I went here with a friend this weekend - the aroma of fresh herbs is hard to resist from the outside. The food was excellent, the coffee was excellent, the service excellent! We had the tuna cerviche salad, pasta and a french dish

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★★★★★

I went here with a friend this weekend - the aroma of fresh herbs is hard to resist from the outside. The food was excellent, the coffee was excellent, the service excellent! We had the tuna cerviche salad, pasta and a french dish

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Great place to have really good cappucinos, small plates and people watch. Always better during the weekday, but still a lot of fun on the weekends.

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★★★★★

Great place to have really good cappucinos, small plates and people watch. Always better during the weekday, but still a lot of fun on the weekends.

Pros: People Watching, Espresso Drinks

Cons: Getting Seated Outsid

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I've come back here countless times and everyone I bring loves it. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant, and the food is superb--I particularly love the cucumber/yogurt salad, the roast potatoes and the humus--and you can't find a

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★★★★★

I've come back here countless times and everyone I bring loves it. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant, and the food is superb--I particularly love the cucumber/yogurt salad, the roast potatoes and the humus--and you can't find a

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Try the chicken sandwich. Tiramissou is to die for. Great location, atmosphere, and not expensive. Friendly staff and great to eat outside in the spring and summer. Very cosy and warm in the winter.

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★★★★★

Try the chicken sandwich. Tiramissou is to die for. Great location, atmosphere, and not expensive. Friendly staff and great to eat outside in the spring and summer. Very cosy and warm in the winter.

Pros: Chicken Sandwich, Tiramissou, Wine

Cons: Small Place, Gets Crowded

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We love to take out from cafe gitane. Their smoked chicken sandwich with mango on raisin bread, plus a great little side salad is just 10 dollars. It is a whole meal, not just a sandwich. The couscous is delicous. The waitresses are

3
★★★★★

We love to take out from cafe gitane. Their smoked chicken sandwich with mango on raisin bread, plus a great little side salad is just 10 dollars. It is a whole meal, not just a sandwich. The couscous is delicous. The waitresses are

Pros: delicious food, outside tables, can stay a long time

Cons: often crowded, slow waitresses

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We happened to stumble into this place while searching for another resturant was very pleased we did. Fabulous food for little money. Small but quaint. The service was exceptional. I can't wait to go back and bring other friends. I

3
★★★★★

We happened to stumble into this place while searching for another resturant was very pleased we did. Fabulous food for little money. Small but quaint. The service was exceptional. I can't wait to go back and bring other friends. I

Pros: Food, atmosphere, Inexpensive

Cons: small

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Cafe Gitane is not only the best coffee in NYC, its maintained its relaxed, "don't follow the crowd" atmosphere and if anything the food just gets better every time you go. Whoever wrote the "Cafe non-Gitane" review recently posted on this

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★★★★★

Cafe Gitane is not only the best coffee in NYC, its maintained its relaxed, "don't follow the crowd" atmosphere and if anything the food just gets better every time you go. Whoever wrote the "Cafe non-Gitane" review recently posted on this

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I'm curious as to whether Cafe Gitane has recently been bought by Reese and is becoming a chain cafe? Will it now be serving NY Strip steaks served with wooden handled knives and complimentary bottled beer before 5pm? The once charmed

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★★★★★

I'm curious as to whether Cafe Gitane has recently been bought by Reese and is becoming a chain cafe? Will it now be serving NY Strip steaks served with wooden handled knives and complimentary bottled beer before 5pm? The once charmed

Pros: good wine, good food, good music

Cons: now no smoking, cheezy uniforms, no cellphone use

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if you're size 0, lanky & gorgeous, and don't like to eat, this place is for you. if you're size 2 and up,...

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★☆☆☆☆

if you're size 0, lanky & gorgeous, and don't like to eat, this place is for you. if you're size 2 and up,...

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Cafe Gitane is a mixed bag. On the bright side, the food is usually delicious and not too expensive. Some of the menu the highlights include tirimasu, vegemite, couscous and a good old fashioned chicken sandwich.However, on the downside is

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★★★☆☆

Cafe Gitane is a mixed bag. On the bright side, the food is usually delicious and not too expensive. Some of the menu the highlights include tirimasu, vegemite, couscous and a good old fashioned chicken sandwich.However, on the downside is

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It looks a little like the South of France crossed with South Beach, but cafe Gitane is pure Downtown. Lots of cigarette smoke (after 6 p.m.) and coffee drinking goes on, with designer types and poseurs mixed in with neighborhood regulars…

 

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