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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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