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Coral Café

696 Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10304 40.62498 -74.07474
nr. Broad St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-442-0144 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Health Food
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Directions

Take Staten Island Rail Road to Clifton.

Prices

$8-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

North Shore

Profile

This venue is closed.

Since Robina White and John Cato first opened it in late 2006, the Coral Café has been a cheery outpost on a long-frayed strip of Bay Street, with a bright-blue sign and oversize chrome and neon-aqua clock that beckons through the picture windows. Jars of homemade cookies and sugar-coated tamarind balls line the blond-wood counter; rich-scented curry, simmering chicken, and callaloo—a Trinidadian stew of spinach, okra, pumpkin, and coconut milk—make your stomach grumble in happy anticipation. A shingled faux roof above the open-kitchen window borrows the look of a beach hut. Beyond the slow-cooked, tender chicken, oxtail, and goat dishes, there’s also rare-in-these-parts vegetarian and vegan fare, such as vegetable roti and fairly mild jerk tofu. A great juice bar and smoothie selection round out the healthy, something-for-everyone menu.

Recommended Dishes

Vegetable roti, $8; curry chicken, $10; callaloo, $10

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