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Edgar's Cafe

255 W. 84th St., New York, NY 10024 40.78717 -73.977767
at Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-496-6126 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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    6 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

The décor at Edgar’s—an Upper West Side mainstay of more than 15 years—is slightly disconcerting. Walls painted in trompe l’oeil style are made to look as though they were cracking open. But once one learns that the café is named for morbid writer Edgar Allan Poe, who once occupied the café’s very address, the Tell Tale Heart-evoking paint job starts to makes sense. The salad-and-sandwich reliant menu also features 24 coffee beverages—iced or hot—(including a frappucino made with gelato.) A tuna salad using the Italian olive oil cured variety is a nice touch, and of all the desserts, the house-made tiramisu is the best bet. But alas, there is no amantillado on the wine list.

Recommended Dishes

Tiramisu, $6.25