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C&B Cafe

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178 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009 40.725038 -73.981692
nr. Ave. B  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-674-2985 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Soup & Sandwich
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Official Website

candbnyc.com

Hours

Daily, 8am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Prices

$6-$10

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

A good cup of joe and a decent BEC is all you ask of an unassuming place whose letters stand for coffee and breakfast. What you get: an escapee from Masa and, before that, Tavern on the Green brewing your excellent pour-over. And chef-owner Ali Sahin, who did fine-dining time uptown at health-obsessed Rouge Tomate, is now repenting for those butterless, salt-free days by cooking what might be the East Village’s best breakfast sandwiches. You want the juicy housemade chorizo patty with scrambled eggs on a squishy brioche roll. Unless, that is, you’re craving the juicy housemade merguez sausage with Cheddar and egg on a supersize croissant. For carbophobes, there are big bowls filled with all sorts of delicious combinations like heirloom beans and pork belly or pulled chicken and pastured eggs. There’s no shortage of coffee bars that serve food in New York. C&B is the one you wish you had on your block.

Recommended Dishes

Chorizo and egg sandwich, $9

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