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Cafe Lalo

201 W. 83rd St., New York, NY 10024 40.785791 -73.976473
nr. Amsterdam Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-496-6031 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Cafes, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, 8am-2am; Fri, 8am-4am; Sat, 9am-4am; Sun, 9am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

78th St. to 88th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.


It’s a toss up whether this popular Upper West Side dessert spot is best known for its cameo in You’ve Got Mail or for the more than 100 cakes, pies and tarts that overwhelm its sweet selection. From the outside in, the mood at Cafe Lalo is decidedly pseudo-European. Light-strewn trees announce its presence on a brownstone-lined block and fin de siècle posters brighten the interior, though Central Perk-style oversized mugs and a track of throbbing house music give this meeting spot a decidedly youthful spin. A perfect place for teenage girls to share an illicit slice of cheesecake (there are 29 flavors), the crowd here at any given time is a lopsided mix of young and old. A limited menu of salads and sandwiches, daily brunch, plus some kosher selections add variety to the sugary repertoire.


Daily until 4 p.m.

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