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Cafe Gigi

417 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10009 40.72806 -73.984481
between First Ave. and Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-3341 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French, Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • BYOB


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

7th St. to 11th St., Ave. A to Second Ave.


This venue is closed.

In this vast, confusing city of ours, people can develop some suspect restaurant loyalties. Cafe Gigi is a dingy, mothball-y sort of place located in a sub-street -level warren in the East Village. The menu consists mostly of fresh salads, sandwiches, and a variety of pizzas—none of them particularly outstanding, and some of them downright soggy. Yet East Villagers love this spot. Maybe it's the novelty of sitting in a different mismatching chair every visit. Or perhaps it's the restaurant's liberal BYOB policy: diners are encouraged to sit, drink, and chat all night if they wish. For easy-to-please hood-dwellers, Gigi offers the well-worn feeling of hanging out in their own scruffy living room. But for the rest of us interlopers, it might take a little while to feel at home.

Recommended Dishes

Avocado salad with tuna or chicken, $8.95; quatro formaggio pizza, $8.50