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Café Nana

606 W. 115th St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10025 40.807402 -73.964632
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-244-0033 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Kosher, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Soup & Sandwich, Vegetarian/Vegan
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Mon-Thu, 9am-9pm; Fri-Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 116th St.-Columbia University



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

96th St. to 125th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.


Since 2006, Café Nana has served up engaging Israeli and Mediterranean-inspired fare from its second-floor perch in Columbia/Barnard’s Hillel center. This casual kosher eatery transfors a utilitarian gray lounge area into a quasi-Moroccan fantasy, complete with four tented mini-harems bedecked with silk pillows, sofas, hanging lamps, and ornamental hookah pipes. There’s also an enormous photomural of a rocky outcropping where the Israelites first viewed the Holy Land. The menu offers a decent selection of sandwiches, entrée salads, and pastas, all of which are meatless. These are capably constructed, but of greater interest is the shakshuka, a Sephardic dish with North African roots that’s popular in Israel. To make it, tomatoes, onions and peppers are slowly cooked down into a flavorful stew that’s seasoned with paprika and bay leaves. Three eggs are added at the end and get thoroughly poached. The concoction might not be much to look at, but together with some spongy extra-thick pitas, it makes for a satisfying light meal.

Recommended Dishes

Shakshuka, $9.75