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A Café

973 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10025 40.799451 -73.962646
nr. 108th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-222-2033 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Caribbean, French
  • Price Range: $$

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Tue-Thu, 6pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-11pm; Sun, 6pm-10pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 103rd St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Reservations Not Required


  • BYOB




Mom-and-pop partners Marc and Blue Solomon have infused a bleak stretch of upper Columbus with downtown flavor and a mellow neighborly vibe. Even after an expansion, this tiny BYOB café is as cramped as a car on the subway line it's named after, populated by a mellow mix of Columbia students and UWSers communing over French-Caribbean-accented small plates with equally small price tags. There's a fiery kick to the escargots with cilantro-chile butter, and the hot grilled avocado with a dollop of spinach mousse where the pit used to be is a nutty experiment that works, smooth as butter in a puddle of shiitake-sesame vinaigrette.

Prix-Frix Menu

Tue.—Sun., 6 p.m.—8 p.m.; two courses, $25