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Brown Cafe

61 Hester St., New York, NY 10002 40.7158 -73.990511
nr. Ludlow St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-2427 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Open 7 days a week for private dining only

Nearby Subway Stops

F at East Broadway; N, R at 8th St.-NYU


10 person minimum

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Open for private events only.

Brown Café has downsized its menu and hours to exclude dinner, and that's okay; it's really more of a snack-and-go place. Grab a log bench at one of the half-dozen wooden tables in the thimble-size space to sip a cup of Intelligentsia coffee or homemade lemonade, but don't linger — the waiting hipster couples and uncomfortably tight seating discourage that. Instead, quickly pick over some prosciutto, tomato, bread, and herbed cream cheese served on a wooden platter, or, for those getting over a hangover or in need of a protein boost, a skillet filled with a combination of baked eggs, cheese, and chorizo. There are cold sandwiches, a revolving roster of special entrées, and a pretty pedestrian macaroni and cheese that pits overcooked penne against bland goat cheese.

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