Cupping Room Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 359 W Broadway Ave

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-925-2898

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Sun-Thu, 8am-midnight; Fri, 8am-1am; Sat, 8am-2am

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For a great breakfast in Soho, do NOT miss the Cupping Room Cafe. It has a warm, inviting ambiance that will make you want to sit around for hours with a paper and coffee. And as a bonus, the food is delicious.

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★★★★★

For a great breakfast in Soho, do NOT miss the Cupping Room Cafe. It has a warm, inviting ambiance that will make you want to sit around for hours with a paper and coffee. And as a bonus, the food is delicious.

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I can't say enough about this place. Its been my favorite brunch spot for years. Every time I bring friends they are always impressed by the food and the decor. And the coffee is soo good, seriously much better than any other american spots. So needless to say I go whenever I'm in the states for brunch/lunch food but I only recently tried dinner. I was so impressed! They had a authentic jazz band and the meal was INCREDIBLE. Not to mention I sat next to Claire Danes!! What an evening! ...This place is highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

I can't say enough about this place. Its been my favorite brunch spot for years. Every time I bring friends they are always impressed by the food and the decor. And the coffee is soo good, seriously much better than any other american spots. So needless to say I go whenever I'm in the states for brunch/lunch food but I only recently tried dinner. I was so impressed! They had a authentic jazz band and the meal was INCREDIBLE. Not to mention I sat next to Claire Danes!! What an evening! ...This place is highly recommended!

Pros: Everything!! Best find thus far!

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SO, I heard about this place, that "supposed" to have the best brunch ever. We show up and I at first was not impressed with the decor and all. But I was impressed on how busy it was and the cosiness of the place. We had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table, so I had a cup of coffee at the bar which was perfect. Furthermore, I was impressed with the waiter and the amazing food. Everything was fresh and perfectly balanced for a great hearty breakfast/lunch. I ordered the eggs benedict, their special french toast and brownie a la mode. Alot huh? but I couldnt resist. I will definitely be going back!!!

2
★★★★★

SO, I heard about this place, that "supposed" to have the best brunch ever. We show up and I at first was not impressed with the decor and all. But I was impressed on how busy it was and the cosiness of the place. We had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table, so I had a cup of coffee at the bar which was perfect. Furthermore, I was impressed with the waiter and the amazing food. Everything was fresh and perfectly balanced for a great hearty breakfast/lunch. I ordered the eggs benedict, their special french toast and brownie a la mode. Alot huh? but I couldnt resist. I will definitely be going back!!!

Pros: FOOD

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This place is great--I've been going for years because it is one of the few places that have not changed since the 80's. The ambiance is classic and its staff nice, handsome, and fashionable. Most worthy of note are its excellent weekend brunches (and its bloody marys) and its Wednesday Night Middle Eastern Night--- the latter is hardly contrived--- in fact the owners come from that part of the world, and the proof is, indeed, in their hummus.

On normal days I like the Tahini Chicken and Skirt Steak-- the best brunch items are the omelettes-my favorite is the spinach feta- and the eggs benedict.

Contrary to what this site says, the Cupping Room is very romantic--however in this capacity I'd say drinks are more suitable than dinner. Also, if you're fortunate enough to live in the neighborhood there doesn't exist a better "local joint'" in the world..

2
★★★★★

This place is great--I've been going for years because it is one of the few places that have not changed since the 80's. The ambiance is classic and its staff nice, handsome, and fashionable. Most worthy of note are its excellent weekend brunches (and its bloody marys) and its Wednesday Night Middle Eastern Night--- the latter is hardly contrived--- in fact the owners come from that part of the world, and the proof is, indeed, in their hummus.

On normal days I like the Tahini Chicken and Skirt Steak-- the best brunch items are the omelettes-my favorite is the spinach feta- and the eggs benedict.

Contrary to what this site says, the Cupping Room is very romantic--however in this capacity I'd say drinks are more suitable than dinner. Also, if you're fortunate enough to live in the neighborhood there doesn't exist a better "local joint'" in the world..

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I went in for lunch early last month, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Staples like the service and food were excellent, but I was most pleased with the relaxing atmosphere. I didn't feel pressure to leave and was able to enjoy my (rather large) latte while leisurely reading. I've been back several times since and the experience has been consistently positive. The salads are HUGE and the omlettes are very unique.... delicious. ...Very highly recomended...

2
★★★★★

I went in for lunch early last month, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Staples like the service and food were excellent, but I was most pleased with the relaxing atmosphere. I didn't feel pressure to leave and was able to enjoy my (rather large) latte while leisurely reading. I've been back several times since and the experience has been consistently positive. The salads are HUGE and the omlettes are very unique.... delicious. ...Very highly recomended...

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

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A friend recommended that I go to The Cupping Room for brunch, and he was definitely right! Go get some breakfast food & relax in the cozy atmosphere! Their selection of omelets is amazing!

2
★★★★☆

A friend recommended that I go to The Cupping Room for brunch, and he was definitely right! Go get some breakfast food & relax in the cozy atmosphere! Their selection of omelets is amazing!

Pros: Quality Food, Good Selection

Cons: Tight seating, Average Service

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Go for it..!!! Excellent food, Cozy ambience.!!!

All in the same place, Go and experience their new menu

Well done by their new chef sheydi rodrigues

1
★★★☆☆

Go for it..!!! Excellent food, Cozy ambience.!!!

All in the same place, Go and experience their new menu

Well done by their new chef sheydi rodrigues

Pros: ambience, food,

Cons: crowded for brunch

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Cute atmoshpere. The food was ok. We weren't crazy about our omlettes, but we would go again if in the area. I would say it's very average.

1
★★★☆☆

Cute atmoshpere. The food was ok. We weren't crazy about our omlettes, but we would go again if in the area. I would say it's very average.

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I absolutely love this place. I discovered it in 1998 when I took my parents there for brunch at a friend's suggestion. I've been going back ever since. I think every one of my friends has now had the pleasure of brunching there with me. The atmosphere is warm and lovely--like being in a very nice country kitchen. A lot of natural light filters into the room in the morning hours, and there are always fresh flowers in a tiny vase on your table. The brunch menu is just delicious. I'm a big fan of their various pancakes, waffles, and French toast. The fruit is always fresh and sweet. The omelets always come out fantastic. The staff is pleasant, helpful, and attentive. My coffee cup is never empty when I'm there. I've never been there for lunch or dinner, but if they do those meals half as well as they do brunch, it still wouldn't be bad.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love this place. I discovered it in 1998 when I took my parents there for brunch at a friend's suggestion. I've been going back ever since. I think every one of my friends has now had the pleasure of brunching there with me. The atmosphere is warm and lovely--like being in a very nice country kitchen. A lot of natural light filters into the room in the morning hours, and there are always fresh flowers in a tiny vase on your table. The brunch menu is just delicious. I'm a big fan of their various pancakes, waffles, and French toast. The fruit is always fresh and sweet. The omelets always come out fantastic. The staff is pleasant, helpful, and attentive. My coffee cup is never empty when I'm there. I've never been there for lunch or dinner, but if they do those meals half as well as they do brunch, it still wouldn't be bad.

Pros: great brunch food, warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly service

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I read a previous review of this restaurant and I was furious. I've been going to the Cupping Room for years and always thought the stuff was pretty fresh. When I read the other review and it said it wasn't, I went down for lunch to ask. Well, I'm not sure where that other guy was eating, but when I asked, they walked me over to the open kitchen and I watched the cook making omelettes from scratch. I also found out that everything is homemade: the croissants, the desserts, even the sandwich bread! I wish people would stop hating their own lives and blaming it on someone else. I mean, don't you realize this kind of thing hurts people?

2
★★★★★

I read a previous review of this restaurant and I was furious. I've been going to the Cupping Room for years and always thought the stuff was pretty fresh. When I read the other review and it said it wasn't, I went down for lunch to ask. Well, I'm not sure where that other guy was eating, but when I asked, they walked me over to the open kitchen and I watched the cook making omelettes from scratch. I also found out that everything is homemade: the croissants, the desserts, even the sandwich bread! I wish people would stop hating their own lives and blaming it on someone else. I mean, don't you realize this kind of thing hurts people?

Pros: Cute staff, Relaxed atmosphere

Cons: I can't eat there often enough.

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the omletes and who knows what else is premade and reheated to serve, the salads are over-priced and sandy... basically you leave frustrated from paying too much money for poor quality food.

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★☆☆☆☆

the omletes and who knows what else is premade and reheated to serve, the salads are over-priced and sandy... basically you leave frustrated from paying too much money for poor quality food.

Pros: conveniently located

Cons: over-priced, mediocre service, mediocre food

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In my opinion, the management needs an overhaul. The restaurant was out of everything that I tried to order. I finally settled on a turkey sandwich, (after being told that they were out of the steak, and the pasta of the day) but 15 minutes later the waitress gave me the news that they were also out of turkey!! My friend had the same bad luck when she tried to order a beer. The manager did not seem to care that we were two customers sitting at a table, begging to be fed anything, Anything! He was rude and aloof, an unfortunate reminder of what Soho has become. Skip this place and head to Bubby's where the food and service are better and you pay the same or less.

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★☆☆☆☆

In my opinion, the management needs an overhaul. The restaurant was out of everything that I tried to order. I finally settled on a turkey sandwich, (after being told that they were out of the steak, and the pasta of the day) but 15 minutes later the waitress gave me the news that they were also out of turkey!! My friend had the same bad luck when she tried to order a beer. The manager did not seem to care that we were two customers sitting at a table, begging to be fed anything, Anything! He was rude and aloof, an unfortunate reminder of what Soho has become. Skip this place and head to Bubby's where the food and service are better and you pay the same or less.

Cons: poor service, poor management, poor food

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My friends like the food, but it's ok.
Service leaves much to be desired. Went for brunch on Sun. 3/26/06. Hostess most unhelpful and insensitive. We were complete 6 including 2 kids in tow, which she knew, and proceeds to seat party of 7 who show up 15 minutes after we did, right in front of us ! ! ! Question her about it, to no avail and proceed to get moved to bottom of her wait list. Should have left then, but friends like the food.
With so many other places w/ service and food worth waiting for in NYC, you'd think Cupping Room would care about their service to their customers.

1
★★★☆☆

My friends like the food, but it's ok.
Service leaves much to be desired. Went for brunch on Sun. 3/26/06. Hostess most unhelpful and insensitive. We were complete 6 including 2 kids in tow, which she knew, and proceeds to seat party of 7 who show up 15 minutes after we did, right in front of us ! ! ! Question her about it, to no avail and proceed to get moved to bottom of her wait list. Should have left then, but friends like the food.
With so many other places w/ service and food worth waiting for in NYC, you'd think Cupping Room would care about their service to their customers.

Pros: location

Cons: service

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It is rather annoying to tip a waitress 20% and then have her glare at you as she counts the cash. And she was not very helpful in the first place. Not the friendliest atmosphere I have encountered. Reading the other reviews it seems like this place is a bit of a potluck in terms of service. Be warned.

1
★★☆☆☆

It is rather annoying to tip a waitress 20% and then have her glare at you as she counts the cash. And she was not very helpful in the first place. Not the friendliest atmosphere I have encountered. Reading the other reviews it seems like this place is a bit of a potluck in terms of service. Be warned.

Pros: cute cafe

Cons: staff attitude

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This place has one of the most relaxed vibes of any other soho restaurant. The sat. & sun. brunches are great & can be busy. Dinners are very relaxed & romnatically candle lit. There is also a cafe if you want to sit and have coffee & desert. If you want to chill in Soho this is the place to go. I love both the day & night time vibe. Taking it back to what Soho use to be before it got glamorized.

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★★★★☆

This place has one of the most relaxed vibes of any other soho restaurant. The sat. & sun. brunches are great & can be busy. Dinners are very relaxed & romnatically candle lit. There is also a cafe if you want to sit and have coffee & desert. If you want to chill in Soho this is the place to go. I love both the day & night time vibe. Taking it back to what Soho use to be before it got glamorized.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

Cons: busy brunch

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Some friends told me about Wednesday night at the Cupping Room Cafe. Great Mediterranean music and food. We were dancing on the tables and having a great time. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★☆

Some friends told me about Wednesday night at the Cupping Room Cafe. Great Mediterranean music and food. We were dancing on the tables and having a great time. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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This is my favorite place to go for brunch in New York, by far! They're always packed on Saturdays and Sundays, but the service is still great and the staff is really friendly (not to mention VERY attractive). The only drawback I can find to this pot of gold at the end of SoHo's rainbow is the somewhat obnoxious brand of prissy downtown clientele that it seems to draw, but, if you position your extra large latte cup in just the right way, it's easy to make their waif-like bodies dissappear. Don't forget to try a Bloody Mary-- they really are the best in SoHo!!!

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite place to go for brunch in New York, by far! They're always packed on Saturdays and Sundays, but the service is still great and the staff is really friendly (not to mention VERY attractive). The only drawback I can find to this pot of gold at the end of SoHo's rainbow is the somewhat obnoxious brand of prissy downtown clientele that it seems to draw, but, if you position your extra large latte cup in just the right way, it's easy to make their waif-like bodies dissappear. Don't forget to try a Bloody Mary-- they really are the best in SoHo!!!

Pros: Sexy Staff!, Sexy Food!, Sexy Cocktails!

Cons: Long wait (worth it!)

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Our dining experience at the Cupping Room Cafe was very pleasant! The food was great! The service was warm and friendly! Nobody rushed us - and we spent a leisurely 2 hours eating and socializing. The turkey burgers were out of this world!!!!
I highly recommend this wonderful Soho restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

Our dining experience at the Cupping Room Cafe was very pleasant! The food was great! The service was warm and friendly! Nobody rushed us - and we spent a leisurely 2 hours eating and socializing. The turkey burgers were out of this world!!!!
I highly recommend this wonderful Soho restaurant.

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Met a friend for a late Sunday lunch and thought a salad would hit the spot for summer. The lunch got a little bizarre when we asked the waiter how the joint got it's name, and he made his hands into cups in reference to placing them on a woman's breasts and said, "No, not this." (Granted he apologized later, explained the real story, and was cool if not overly solicitous.) None of the salads appealed so I ordered simple spinach with calamari. $15 would have made logical sense *at most*, but the salad came to $20, which seemed bizarre, and the manager when I questioned him out of curiosity was weirdly passive aggressive about correcting the bill. Totally weird joint; trust the "worst service" reviews others have posted. There a zillion places I would rather revisit, including my home kitchen, than ever return here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Met a friend for a late Sunday lunch and thought a salad would hit the spot for summer. The lunch got a little bizarre when we asked the waiter how the joint got it's name, and he made his hands into cups in reference to placing them on a woman's breasts and said, "No, not this." (Granted he apologized later, explained the real story, and was cool if not overly solicitous.) None of the salads appealed so I ordered simple spinach with calamari. $15 would have made logical sense *at most*, but the salad came to $20, which seemed bizarre, and the manager when I questioned him out of curiosity was weirdly passive aggressive about correcting the bill. Totally weird joint; trust the "worst service" reviews others have posted. There a zillion places I would rather revisit, including my home kitchen, than ever return here.

Cons: staff, the g.m., un-tasty salads

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This is my favorite brunch place in Soho... The food is great (especially the eggs Benedict) and they have an extensive bloody mary menus. The ambiance is wonderful and the waitstaff is highly unpretensious...
And while this is a great Brunch place, they do a great job with the dinner, as well. If you are dinning alone, the bar is a great place to eat. My favorites are the steak and Chicken dishes.. The salmon is wonderful, too. Each dish has a slight Middle Eastern flair to it..
And if you like to drink, they have a great selection of both wines and spirits... plus, it attracts a fairly cool crowd..

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite brunch place in Soho... The food is great (especially the eggs Benedict) and they have an extensive bloody mary menus. The ambiance is wonderful and the waitstaff is highly unpretensious...
And while this is a great Brunch place, they do a great job with the dinner, as well. If you are dinning alone, the bar is a great place to eat. My favorites are the steak and Chicken dishes.. The salmon is wonderful, too. Each dish has a slight Middle Eastern flair to it..
And if you like to drink, they have a great selection of both wines and spirits... plus, it attracts a fairly cool crowd..

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I went for dinner on a Sunday and had the worst dining experience ever. The waiters were extremely rude and completely inept. No one even apolgized for spilling water on me TWICE. They then brought my vegertarian friend lamb ravioli instead of mushroom. My salad with tuna showed up with no tuna. Again, no apology. When the manager finally came over he was even ruder than the waiters and said if the service was bad don't tip the waiter. I would not recommend going here at all. Even if the food was fantastic, which it wasn't, it could not make up for this awful service.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went for dinner on a Sunday and had the worst dining experience ever. The waiters were extremely rude and completely inept. No one even apolgized for spilling water on me TWICE. They then brought my vegertarian friend lamb ravioli instead of mushroom. My salad with tuna showed up with no tuna. Again, no apology. When the manager finally came over he was even ruder than the waiters and said if the service was bad don't tip the waiter. I would not recommend going here at all. Even if the food was fantastic, which it wasn't, it could not make up for this awful service.

Cons: horrible food, horrible service, horrible management

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I went here with two of my friends for dessert (which was still not cheap). The restaurant had plenty of other tables available and the waitress and another waiter kept coming to us asking if we were done. Why offer us a table in the back room of you want us to leave it so quickly?! It seemed odd and uncalled for.

1
★★★☆☆

I went here with two of my friends for dessert (which was still not cheap). The restaurant had plenty of other tables available and the waitress and another waiter kept coming to us asking if we were done. Why offer us a table in the back room of you want us to leave it so quickly?! It seemed odd and uncalled for.

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Cupping Room is such a GREAT brunch place. The place has a great feel to it, the food is always good, service is always fast, and the location is great. It's always packed with a fun crowd.
One of the best veggie burgers I've ever had (offered with a number of great toppings).

2
★★★★★

Cupping Room is such a GREAT brunch place. The place has a great feel to it, the food is always good, service is always fast, and the location is great. It's always packed with a fun crowd.
One of the best veggie burgers I've ever had (offered with a number of great toppings).

Pros: Good food, Good Bar area, Good location

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perfect lunch spot in soho, very cool ambience, food was great, service was quick and good and food was really creative and good. best part was the food was so reasonably priced.....in soho nonetheless!

2
★★★★★

perfect lunch spot in soho, very cool ambience, food was great, service was quick and good and food was really creative and good. best part was the food was so reasonably priced.....in soho nonetheless!

Pros: great food, great ambience, bang for your buck

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Met friends there for lunch who arrived an hour before me and ordered drinks and appetizers. Then we all ordered lunch. Wait staff started swarming around us as if we just ordered cokes throughout lunch. After finishing, the manager promptly handed us the bill. The waitress came over and said, "You know you were here two hours and I want to make sure you know that." No one said anything about time limits on the tables. They said they only had 3 tables, which was a lie because there's a whole back area. How can this place operate like that when all of downtown has been crying about business being slow? They should be grateful they have a business! Our bill was $100, not $20, so there was no reason to be treated that way. With too many great places in the city, DON'T choose this loser!

1
★★★☆☆

Met friends there for lunch who arrived an hour before me and ordered drinks and appetizers. Then we all ordered lunch. Wait staff started swarming around us as if we just ordered cokes throughout lunch. After finishing, the manager promptly handed us the bill. The waitress came over and said, "You know you were here two hours and I want to make sure you know that." No one said anything about time limits on the tables. They said they only had 3 tables, which was a lie because there's a whole back area. How can this place operate like that when all of downtown has been crying about business being slow? They should be grateful they have a business! Our bill was $100, not $20, so there was no reason to be treated that way. With too many great places in the city, DON'T choose this loser!

Pros: variety of options

Cons: rude wait staff

 

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