6 at Spring St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
White St. to 4th St., Crosby St. to Sixth Ave.
This venue is closed.
Bright and airy Café Café is a caffeinated light-wood playhouse for college kids. There’s a central square, bordered by glass counters offering the full edible array — breakfast foods, sandwiches, salads and quiche, smoothies, coffees, teas, and countless pastries and desserts. Against the front window, a tall wooden bar is set with graceful wood and wrought iron chairs, while long built-in benches tucked in the back offer sippers with time on their hands a seat. Upstairs, two-person tables line a narrow second-story strip, open to the atrium below. Bright bits of Moroccan-inspired textiles add festive dash to sunny yellow walls. While sandwiches are fresh, offered as panini or on the café’s tasty breads, breakfast is the most fully-realized meal here. Organic omelets feature a paprika-spiced, cheese-free Moroccan, served with a savory Mediterranean chopped salad of vegetables dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. Sugar-dusted French toast is inexplicably plopped on a bed of yogurt, which renders the brioche rather mushy. But you can’t go wrong with the baked goods and excellent pastries, replenished daily, from a.m. starters like sweet and flaky rugelach sticks, croissants and muffins to sweet finishes like brownies, cheesecake, and biscotti.Recommended Dishes
Moroccan omelet, $9; apricot rugelach stick, $1.75