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81 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10003 40.727362 -73.986154
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-388-9731 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Tue-Sat, 8am-6pm; Sun, 9am-6pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


Coffee bars like Abraço (“embrace” in Portuguese) don’t just pop up out of nowhere. This one traces its lineage back to San Francisco, where partner Jamie McCormick gained a following pulling shots at Blue Bottle Coffee Co., a micro-roaster known for brewing each cup of drip coffee to order. It’s this Bay Area pedigree, this ingredient-fetishizing DNA, that sets Abraço apart, and not just in terms of the rich, nuanced drinks that issue from McCormick’s La Marzocco espresso machine. Baker Elizabeth Quijada’s pastries are equally considered and artfully inventive, a coffee-bar anomaly in these days of outsourced muffins and scones. The display case seems to change with every fresh farmers’-market haul, but the olive-oil cake is a signature staple, as are shortbread scented demurely with lavender or studded, daringly, with briny cured olives.

Recommended Dishes

Frittata, olive-oil cake, coffee or espresso.

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