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Esperanto Cafe

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114 MacDougal St. , New York, NY 10012 40.729651 -74.000732
nr. Bleecker St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-475-5400 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

esperantocafe.com

Hours

Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$4-$7.50

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Fireplace
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

Since it’s got a completely glass exterior, this Israeli-owned café reveals the nutty goings-on of MacDougal Street around the clock. Looking from the outside in, however, you’ll see an appropriately Boho Greenwich Village aesthetic: a dilapidated sofa, chandeliers with naked bulbs, an upright piano, and chalkboards. While a telephone booth functions as a computer terminal, many patrons, whether in dreads, chunky knit scarves, or fedoras, bring their own. (The regular fizzing of the espresso maker and clinking of dishware testify to their caffeine-fueled output.) There’s heartier fare, too. Oozy brie lends sweetness to the turkey Dijon panino; pizzas, tossed at The Pizzeria across the street, are best when topped by fiery pepperoni. Esperanto starts whipping up eggs and pancakes by 7 a.m. daily. Whether you get up that early has to do with your ability to meet your ideal. Something the language of Esperanto never did.

Recommended Dishes

Turkey Dijon panino, $5.50; mocha chocolate cake, $4.25; pizza with unlimited toppings, $6.95

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