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Friend's Cafe & Deli

27 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.730412 -73.994873
nr. Greene St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-9670 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Soup & Sandwich
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Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

Friend’s Café owner Tony Sehev knows his customer base. He’s fully stocked with grab-and-run meals and snacks for cash-strapped NYU students. Wicker baskets stuffed to the brim with chips, energy bars, and apples counter the carb cravings of junk-foodies and health nuts alike, while vitamin-packed energizer smoothies such as the Ginseng Ginger Flush (carrot, apple, ginger, ginseng, and bee pollen) and Green Machine (apple, blueberry, banana, spirulina, and muscle powder) offer a midday pick-me-up. Breakfast options such as “fresh” saran-wrapped donuts and greasy croissants are better left untouched; sleep late and try a tasty, hand-made sandwich such as the Cub, a pileup of roasted turkey, apple-baked Virginia ham, and American cheese that’s topped with coleslaw and Russian dressing and outstrips any bag lunch your mom ever packed.

Recommended Dishes

The Cub, $6.45