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Cafe Luka

1319 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.767041 -73.956584
at 71st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-585-2205 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Diner
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 6am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

63rd St. to 79th St., FDR Dr. to Park Ave.


With its green neon sign, leather booths, and everything-but the-kitchen-sink menu, this familial cafe embraces its diner feel. There’s nothing dingy or dated about the place, though—in lieu of retro red vinyl and chrome, you’ll find warm oak paneling and polished mirrors that lend the brightly-lit space a homey feel. Run by two brothers, Marc and Jon Bash, the restaurant serves neighborhood locals huge portions of comfort food like fried chicken, with friendly service. Popular offerings include filling triple-decker sandwiches, piled high with turkey and bacon, and crisp, protein-packed salads like the classic Cob. Heavier classics run to a thick, buttery cheeseburger and down-home dishes like broiled chopped steak and roast brisket. There are plenty of beverage options, including a short wine list and “Mexican sangria,” though it’s hard to beat a good old fashioned egg cream or ice cream soda.

Recommended Dishes

Cheeseburger, $9.25; Cobb salad, $13.75